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Wi-Fi Hotspots for San Jose Students

Child using laptop for school work.

Project Overview

San José Public Library (SJPL) and the City of San Jose are proud to partner with the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and AT&T to support students’ academic success by providing FREE access to the internet for the 2020-21 school year through 8,000 Wi-Fi hotspot devices.

Once you, your family, or your students have a Wi-Fi hotspot device through SJ Access, check out these exciting SJPL programs:

Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers

Project Highlights

K-12 students living in San Jose and attending a public school are eligible.

The Device
The Unite Express 2 Category 13 Hotspot device comes with an unlimited high speed data plan available for the 2020-2021 school year. Up to 15 mobile-enabled devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, or smartphones) can access Wi-Fi through a single hotspot device. All devices that have been configured for schools will also have Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) filtering. Devices will include a setup guide that is translated in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Tagalog.

Distribution Plan
Students will be able to access hotspot devices directly through their school sites. Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is working with schools and districts to understand their community needs and will continue to do so throughout the year. SJPL is managing the delivery of hotspot devices to individual sites.

This service is being offered at NO COST to schools or students, and there will be no fees for damaged, lost, or stolen devices.

SJPL will NOT know which students are using the devices. Only schools will have that information.

Participating Local Education Agencies

Technical Support

Many questions can be answered by these resources available on the SJ Access site:

For more help, if you are a student or family member of a student, the best person to contact for help is your teacher. Teachers will have the support of school and district leaders, along with SCCOE and SJPL staff, to ensure any support you need will be provided quickly.

Questions? Contact:

Amanda Otte
Literacy Program Specialist, SJPL

Abby Almerido
Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE