Access to digital connectivity – a fast and reliable internet connection – has become an essential service for residents in San José. SJ Access helps households with little or no internet access get connected by partnering with school districts and businesses, installing outdoor Wi-Fi access at City libraries and community centers, and lending new and refurbished devices at no cost.
- September 21, 2020: Schools-City Collaborative – Connectivity Forum Agenda
Featured: Wi-Fi Hotspots
11,000 high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots devices with unlimited 4G LTE data plans for unconnected and under-connected students and residents in San José.
Featured: East Side Community Wi-Fi
If you are near the James Lick and Overfelt high school areas, you may be able to connect to free Community Wi-Fi, depending on your location.
- Devices: New and refurbished laptops and ipads for students and residents.
- Outdoor Wi-Fi: Libraries, parks and community centers will enhance their public wi-fi to extend to parking lots and areas adjacent to key City facilities.
Launching Fall 2020, select branches will have limited laptops, ipads, and hotspots available for check-out on a first-come, first-served, basis. SJPL Library card members can use these devices at home to connect to programs, search for jobs, apply for benefits, access tele-health and other virtual services.
Coming Fall 2020, learn how to use digital devices by participating in our digital literacy programming. These workshops will walk users through the basics of digital devices, online safety, user privacy and how to access other online programs and services. Workshops will be available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.