There are a plethora of free online computer training resources. Listed below are a few of them.
COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, AND TRAINING
|SERVICE/SUPPORT||Internet, PCs, Laptops, and Training|
|ELIGIBILITY SUMMARY||If you or a dependent child who lives with you qualifies for discount Internet access based on income or participation in a federal public assistance program, you could save a lot of money by selecting a low-cost Internet option. Some companies offer discounted Internet service to families with children who receive free school lunches, students, older adults, veterans, those living in certain types of government-subsidized housing, or those receiving public assistance benefits.|
|APPLICATION||Go to the individual company website to apply|
|ADDITIONAL INFO||*Although these plans are not necessarily low-cost, they offer services for rural customers or those who cannot access wired options. View CenturyLink Internet deals **Connectall.org offers discounted computers and Internet for low-income families and students. |
***The On It Foundation provides free computers, computer training, and the Internet to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school, and reside within the United States.
Apply for a Computer 💻 Nonprofits and Individuals Welcomed! (computerswithcauses.org)
Freecycle: Front Door
Shop Certified Refurbished Products – Microsoft Store
ACP – Universal Service Administrative Company (affordableconnectivity.gov)
To further reduce the cost of Internet, for eligible applicants.
Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Universal Service High-Cost Program
The program is designed to ensure that consumers in rural areas, other high-cost building areas, and territories (also known as “insular” areas) have access to modern broadband networks at rates that are comparable to those in urban areas. This includes voice services and fixed and mobile networks for data.
BASIC TECHNOLOGY TRAINING RESOURCES
- COVID-19 & Technology Resources by the NCOA
- Internet Essentials by Comcast
- Internet Basics by Comcast
- Technology Basics by GCF Global
- Computers and the Internet by Khan Academy