Chicago Tech Resources

Exposing youth to digital media and innovative technologies can be challenging if they only have access to the Internet occasionally. We’ve compiled some resources around Chicago that can help you and your youth improve access to technology.

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Free & Reduced Internet Access

Comcast Internet Essentials

Did you know that all families with a Chicago Public School student qualify for Comcast Internet Essentials? Internet Essentials enables families to have internet access for $10 a month. Program providers can also get free flyers and help families sign up with Comcast.

Chicago Public Library Hotspot Loans

Three Chicago Public Library branches – Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing, and Douglass Park – will be piloting loans of Wi-Fi hotspots soon. More information to come.

Connect Chicago

Find a location where you can access Wi-Fi

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago provides over a hundred Wireless Internet Zones around the city. They are available at all 79 Chicago Public Library locations, the Cultural Center, Daley Plaza, and Millennium Park, among other places. Click this link to learn more about Wireless Internet Zones, including the access requirements and limitations and disclosures.

CPS Information and Technology Services

The department of Information and Technology Services within Chicago Public Schools provides K-12 services that ensure convenient and reliable access to information and technology, and each service is designed to maximize education and optimize communication. Click this link for more information about ITS, or contact them by phone at (773) 553-1300.


Access to Devices

Connect Chicago

Find a location where you can use a computer for free


Training Opportunities

Time to Tech

Time to Tech trainings will help program providers gain more comfort with various technology tools. More information coming soon.

Connect Chicago

Find a location where you can receive tech training