Digital Inclusion Month

Help with Internet Costs

We believe everyone should be able to access the digital world comfortably. Cost should not be a barrier. For the month of October, San José Public Library (SJPL) is focusing on increasing community access to technology through Digital Inclusion Month.

What Is Digital Inclusion Month?

Digital inclusion ensures everyone in our community can use technology to enrich their lives. Five crucial elements are needed to make this happen:

  1. Affordable internet service
  2. Internet-enabled devices tailored to your needs
  3. Opportunities to learn digital skills
  4. Quality technical support
  5. Engaging online content that promotes independent participation and collaboration

This year, SJPL is honoring October as Digital Inclusion Month to ensure you are aware of the resources available to you, both from SJPL and our community partners. Our Digital Inclusion Month will kick off by celebrating the National Digital Inclusion Week, in conjunction with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). The eighth annual Digital Inclusion Week is celebrated this year from October 2-6, 2023.

What's Offered Now?

SJPL is dedicated to bridging the digital divide. Here are services you can benefit from today:

A Game-Changer: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Do you, or someone you know, find it challenging to cover monthly internet costs? The Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), backed by the FCC, is designed to make broadband more affordable for households like yours. If your household is eligible, enrolling could mean a discount of up to $30 on your monthly internet bill.

Special ACP Enrollment Event: October 19

Mark your calendar for October 19, 2-7 PM. We're hosting an ACP sign-up event at Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch. It's a golden opportunity to get assistance and start your enrollment. If you know others who could benefit, spread the word! More enrollment events are coming throughout October.

For more information on ACP, please visit the City of San Jose's Affordable Connectivity Program page.

Help Us Share the Message

Even if you're all set with your digital needs, chances are you know someone who could benefit. Share this post and help us reach as many San José residents as possible.