Digital Equity: Low-Cost Internet and Computer Access

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Residents of Colorado Springs have many options to choose from for low-cost internet and computer access.”

    Digital Equity

    “A condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.”

    - National Digital Inclusion Agency.

    Internet Access

    Free and Low-Cost Internet Access

    Pikes Peak Library District

    The Pikes Peak Library District offers free access to the internet at all locations.  In addition, you can borrow a device or a hotspot for free. 

    Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for internet service and internet connected devices.  Learn if you qualify and apply:

    Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    Comcast Lift Zones

    Comcast offers free hotspot connectivity at nearly 100 Lift Zone locations across Colorado. For a full list of Colorado Lift Zones and to find a location near you, please visit: Comcast Lift Zones in Colorado.

    Internet Essentials from Comcast

    FREE home internet – when paired with the Affordable Connectivity Program. Those who are eligible may sign up for Internet Essentials for only $9.95/month + tax with no contract and free equipment – then enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to get your service for FREE.  Opportunities for low-cost, unlimited data, mobile service through Xfinity Mobile also available through the ACP benefit.

    StratusIQ Vital Connect Program

    StratusIQ is an authorized provider with the federal ACP program where qualified customers can receive a $30/mo discount to any Internet plan.  In addition StratusIQ offers a discounted Stratus-phere WIFI service for $7.95/mo to any customer that is qualified through the ACP program. 

    StratusIQ brings Fiber to Freedom Springs

    Freedom Springs provides permanent housing for homeless veterans.  It is the first of that type in Colorado Springs and StratusIQ is proud to have worked with the Vecino group to bring fiber to the building.  StratusIQ provides complimentary gigabit speed Internet service in the common computer lab and through the common areas with a free public WiFi service.  Residents have the options to subscribe to up to 1Gbps internet service in the individual apartments.  The StratusIQ – Fiber TV product and phone service is also available to residents throughout the building. 

    Local Internet Providers

    Find internet providers in your area

    There are several options for getting connected to the internet in Colorado Springs. Find out which providers are available in your area at the Federal Communications Commission’s Fixed Broadband Deployment website. Enter an address at the link below and click the magnifying glass icon to see broadband providers available at that address:  

    FCC Fixed Broadband Deployment Map

    Citywide Network

    Colorado Springs Utilities is building a city-wide fiber network.  Ting Internet will lease access to this fiber network to provide access to internet for every home and business in the city.  Learn more:

    Colorado Springs Utilities Fiber Info

    Ting Internet - Colorado Springs

    More opportunities for affordable, reliable broadband service will be included here soon!

    Computers & Tablets

    Find Internet-enabled devices

    Pikes Peak Library District

    Laptops and tablets are available for free at PPLD

    ​Pikes Peak Workforce Center

    Use the open computer lab at PPWFC to to improve your keyboarding and basic computer skills. For hours and more information, please call 719-677-3700.

    Internet Essentials from Comcast

    Internet Essentials from Comcast offers customers the option to purchase a new Dell laptop or Chromebook for just $149.99 + tax.

    More opportunities for internet enabled devices will be included here soon!

    Computer & Internet Training

    Learn basic computer and internet skills

    Pikes Peak Library District

    Free resources for learning more about using computers and the internet. 

    View the calendar of in-person trainings

    Ask a Librarian @ Meadows Park Community Center

    Get help with computers, phones and other devices, download eBooks, learn more about library programs and resources.
    Wednesdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
    June 8 - August 31
    1943 El Paso Ave.

    Internet Essentials from Comcast

    Internet Essentials from Comcast provides FREE access to hundreds of hours of educational and digital skills content to help individuals and families navigate online. Trainings include Internet basics, online safety and security, and more. 


    Free training. Under the Topics menu, you can choose to learn about Microsoft Office, basic computer skills, internet skills and more  Learning is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    Pikes Peak Workforce Center

    Free online digital literacy training, instructor-led workshops and more. Call 719-677-3700 for more information.

    More opportunities for digital skills training will be included here soon!

    Digital Equity Efforts

    Office of Innovation Digital Equity Program

    The Office of Innovation believes all Colorado Springs residents should have access to affordable, reliable broadband service, internet-enabled devices, and possess the knowledge to use those devices.  To eliminate the digital divide in Colorado Springs, the Office of Innovation will promote existing efforts and pursue new projects to provide:
    1. Affordable, reliable broadband service
    2. Internet-enabled devices
    3. Digital skills training
    4. One-on-one technical support

    Are you or your organization working on closing the digital divide?  Tell us about your efforts to make Colorado Springs more digitally equitable!