Internet Needs

Access to the Internet

So much of what we do now requires access to the internet. This is even more true when kids have to stay home because of COVID-19. If you do not have wifi access at home, and if you receive public benefits (SNAP, Section 8, public housing, free school lunch, etc.) you can now get internet in your home for free.

  • The city has set up 13 Internet hotspots at various New Haven Public schools. These are free, publicly-accessible, school-powered WIFI hubs that extend WIFI to a two-block radius from the school building. 

    • Career, Lincoln-Bassett Community School, Fair Haven School, the former Christopher Columbus Academy, John S. Martinez School, King-Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Hill-Central, John C. Daniels, Riverside, Betsy Ross, Truman, and the former Strong School on Orchard Street.

  • Comcast is offering Internet Essentials (which is decently fast wifi for your home for free) for 2 months for new wifi customers during the pandemic and then $9.99 per month.  You can also call them at 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).