Free hotspot service from the SCDE  will not be available this year.  However, parents do have several options for low cost internet through Comcast or AT&T if they (1) are in the service area and (2) meet income qualifications.  

Comcast:  Apply for low-cost internet.  

Internet Essentials: How to Apply

AT&T:  Apply for low-cost internet.  

Access from AT&T - Affordable Internet for Low Income Households (