On January 31, 2024, all District-provided AT&T and Verizon hotspots will be deactivated. These hotspots will not be reactivated. These hotspots were issued as part of SFUSD’s COVID-19 pandemic technology response. SFUSD’s access to federal funding for these hotspots ended on September 30, 2023.
SFUSD is transitioning to Project 10 million and will begin the process of providing new T-Mobile hotspots to eligible students starting in January 2024. The SFUSD Department of Technology (DoT) will work with each school’s designated site device manager to determine eligible students upon return from Winter Recess. Hotspots and specific deployment instructions will be provided to schools prior to the end of January 2024.
District-issued, Project 10 million hotspots are intended solely for remote learning and have a limit of 100GB of data per year. Streaming sites such as Netflix are blocked.
New Hotspot Eligibility Requirements
- Students in Grades 4-12 who have a Direct Certification eligibility or Multipurpose Family Income Form (MFIF) on file with the District and are eligible for free or reduced school eligibility benefits. The Direct Certification or MFIF results letter can be accessed by Families online by logging in to SchoolCafe.com
- SFUSD students experiencing homelessness or are in foster care
Families of students who do not meet the above hotspot eligibility requirements may qualify for home Internet plans at free or reduced costs through the Affordable Connectivity Plan.