Can I still borrow a Hotspot?

What other ways can I get free or low-cost Internet at home?


Answer

Initially, Queens Connected Mobile Lending Program was suspended due to the expiration of pandemic-related federal funding. 

However, funding for that program has been extended through June 2024, and those extended hotspots will remain available for loan.

Note: There are some hotspots that do not fall under this program and their due dates have NOT been extended.  You should call the location that loaned you the hotspot to see if yours falls under that other program.

If your Hotspot has expired, please return the device to any QPL location.  You can then check to see if there are any extended hotspots available for loan.


If you are unable to borrow a Hotspot, here are some low-cost Wi-Fi alternatives:

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. 

The benefit gives: 

  • Up to $30 per month off internet service, whether it’s for a cell phone or a home internet service.  
  • Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they pay more than $10 and less than $50 towards the purchase price. The ACP allows one device discount per household. 

Two steps to enroll: 

  • Last Updated Dec 20, 2023
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  • Answered By Lianna Kelly

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