Internet Access Initiative

 

In today’s world broadband access equals opportunity. Providing free high-speed internet is especially important as more aspects of our lives move online. Broadband access is an essential component of digital equity and increasingly important for education, employment, health, public safety information, and community connections. OC Public Libraries is committed to the Internet Access Initiative: Bridging the Digital Divide to bring greater access to internet connectivity to the Orange County community. The initiative includes providing fully equipped WiFi on Wheels vehicles that provide free internet access in communities across the county and that serves as a mobile library branch; WiFi extension that reaches outside the walls of each OC Public Libraries branch; borrowing of WiFi hotspots with a valid OCPL library card; and continued informational services that place community members within reach of internet resources.