All King County residents are coping with the impact of COVID-19. That's why access to the internet is important now, more than ever. It's how people can stay up-to-date on health information and other community resources.
Resources for WiFi Access
- The FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative, opens a new window. Many internet companies have agreed to provide free internet access during this public health crisis. Companies such as Century Link, Wave and AT&T have all signed onto this service pledge.
- Comcast is also offering free internet access and waiving fees to current subscribers. Xfinity WiFi hotspots, located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country, will be open to anyone. They are free, even if you're not an Xfinity customer. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
- EveryoneOn, is a national nonprofit focused on the equalizing power of the internet and technology. It's another great resource for finding low-cost internet and computers in your area.
- PCs for People and Interconnection also work to get affordable computers and broadband internet into homes. As of March 26th, 2020, these services are still delivering devices to those in need.
- The National Digital Inclusion Alliance, opens a new window has a list of offers from internet service providers to help people get service at low or no cost.
As our community adapts to these challenges, your library will continue to work to get people internet access, devices, and the skills to use them.