Do you know... your taxes are already paying for your "Free" Internet Access?

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members.

You are already paying for local services, via your city taxes, that cover Internet Access.  At your local public library, or university library, you have access to the Internet, for free.  Just show up during open hours and use your mobile device or laptop to login using their Internet service.  Ask your librarian for the login code if there is one.  Usually there is not!  Your WiFi scanner will ask you if you want to join.  YES!  Enjoy and be grateful for your taxes you've already paid for this service!
Photo of gardeniabee


  • 6 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

  • 4281 Posts
  • 4367 Reply Likes
And it's very fast in most cases ;)
Photo of ExedeKarmin


  • 384 Posts
  • 40 Reply Likes

Great idea!  I use my local library and hospital for free WiFi.  They have an awesome coffee shop.  Thanks for sharing.
Photo of Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

  • 4281 Posts
  • 4367 Reply Likes
Not to mention a usually large selection of movies on DVD that can be freely borrowed - even classics that can't be found at RedBox.

Who knows, you may even rediscover books - remember those ;)
Photo of Brian

Brian, Champion

  • 296 Posts
  • 216 Reply Likes
I've relied on my library's connection many times when I had large downloads.
Photo of windyastro


  • 3 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
I would not be having to use satellite if I didn't live in the boonies.  I figure that is probably true of a large majority of people using satellite internet?

Driving to town is 30 miles roundtrip for me..

That would cost a heck of a lot in gasoline.   LOL

Our library is a rural library with very small selection of books and movies.  Mostly just stuff people donate.

Which is why I so desperately need internet, but found out with 10gb I really can't do very much with that kind of limitation.  :(

I am really wondering what the options are for older people, disabled people,  or low income people in this country to have affordable and reasonable internet service at home.  Not everyone can go out, and not everyone can afford to drive long distances to get to places with internet service. 

I have actually thought that I may have to move just in order to join the 21st century.  LOL  

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.