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Resources to Affordable Internet Options

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is collaborating with California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to offer internet service to lower income families. 

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Choosing an Affordable High-Speed Internet Provider

Choosing an affordable high-speed Internet provider requires a number of decisions and calculations.  Not all Internet Service Providers are available in all regions of California.  In fact, most areas are covered by only a few providers.  The information below is a step-by-step guide to finding affordable offers.


STEP 1: Go go to, and Mobile Citizen—please check all three!—and put in your home address and/or zip code.

STEP 2: Determine which Internet Service Provider serves your location and review the offers in your area to comparison shop.

STEP 3: Determine your data usage. Every household uses the Internet differently. If you only send email and do basic research online, you will need a low data usage plan.  If you plan to stream movies, play videos games, or having multiple people using multiple devices simultaneously, you will need a higher data usage plan. 


TIP: Learn how to manage your family’s data usage, secure your privacy and identity online, and protect your children online at Common Sense Media and the Federal Trade Commission.