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Free Internet Programs

The Technology Department is here to help close the digital divide, including finding innovative ways to keep our students and families connected to the internet.SUHSD has partnered with Comcast Essentials to provide free Internet to qualifying families. San Mateo County Digital Equity Portal has opened up many WiFi hubs throughout the county to provide WiFi access to member of the community. To learn more about these programs please choose the approriate tab below.

SUHSD Comcast Essentials

SUHSD and Comcast Essentials
 
Application Process
Sequoia Union High School District has partnered with Comcast to provide eligible families with free at-home internet.  After the application below has been submitted, SUHSD will provide qualifying families with a unique promo code to sign up for FREE home internet through Comcast's Internet Essentials Program.  Please complete the form by clicking the button or link below to apply for this program.
  1. Complete the SUHSD internet program interest form
  2. SUHSD staff will process submitted forms
  3. Families will receive a promo code to use with Comcast Essentials Application
 
Comcast Application
 
What is Comcast Essentials?
Comcast Internet Essentials is a program for families and other low-income households who currently do not subscribe to the internet at home. Since 2011, more than 8 million low-income Americans have been connected to the Internet at home through the Internet Essentials program, 90 percent of whom were not connected to the Internet at home until they signed up through Internet Essentials.
 
Who is Eligible?
Families interested in signing up for the program will be provided a code by SUHSD. However, Comcast will determine eligibility. Families may qualify if they:
  • Are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
  • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
  • Are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
 
How to complete the Comcast Essentials application (English)
 
 
Cómo completar la solicitud de Comcast Essentials (Spanish)
 
 
School Site Support
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the Parent Liaison at your school:
 
School Contact Name Ext.   Email
Carlmont HS Kat Ortiz 650-595-0210   kortiz@seq.org
EPA Academy Martha Perez 650-839-8900 ext. 78040   mperez@stanfordschools.org
Menlo-Atherton HS Lilly Quiñonez 650-322-5311 ext. 50255   lquinonez@seq.org
Redwood HS Lucero Renteria 650-298-8876 ext. 77313   lrenteria@seq.org
Sequoia HS Elvira Macias 650-367-9780 ext. 63110   emacias@seq.org
TIDE Academy Jenny Garcia 650-306-1755 ext. 79040   jcgarcia@seq.org
Woodside HS Maricela Lopez 650-367-9750 ext. 45323   malopez@seq.org
 
Where can I get more information about Comcast Internet Essentials?
For more information, or to apply for the program in seven different languages, please visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can also call 1-855-765-6995.

San Mateo County Digital Equity Portal (Public WiFi)

In 2014, the County of San Mateo launched its SMC Public WiFi program to help build out this infrastructure and provide these modern on ramps to the resources available online. In addition to servicing unserved and underserved communities, SMC Public WiFi supports educational opportunities for students, spurs local economic development, and provides greater access to County services. We invite you to learn more about the program and provide us with feedback.
 
Please visit our portal and interactive map of public WIFI locations in your area by clicking the here or the image below:
 
San Mateo Public WiFi Portal
 
While visiting the San Mateo County Digital Equity Portal, you can locate the nearest public WiFi through the interactive map. Here is a sample screenshot of the map.
 
San Mateo Portal Map Image