Library WiFi in the Community
This program provides free WiFi at the Lake Meade Park playground and Planters Park picnic tables, weather permitting. You do not need a library card to log on. Service is available during normal park hours.
Fall 2022 Dates
Lake Meade Park (201 Holly Lawn Parkway)
- Device is located by the playground
Planters Park (515 York St)
- Device is by the picnic tables
At Library Locations
Free WiFi is also accessible outside any Suffolk Public Library location and on the Library2Go. When library buildings are open, community members can connect to WiFi inside and use a library computer.
Bring the Internet home with Suffolk Public Library’s Mobile Hotspot Lending Program! Library card holders can checkout a hotspot for three weeks at a time. Learn more about the program and how to place a device on hold here.
Suffolk Public Schools Wireless Access Points
SPS offers free WiFi at select schools to assist with virtual learning. This service is for staff and students only and requires a password to log in.
- Southwestern Elementary -- main parking lot
- Lakeland High School -- student parking lot
Free WiFi in Downtown Suffolk
City government buildings, major grocery stores, and fast food restaurants are all reliable sources of free WiFi. Also downtown are St. Paul’s Episcopal and Wall Street Cafe. East of downtown try the East Suffolk Rec Center. Click on this link to see these locations and more in Google Maps. Use the map legend to read the facility address and zoom in to see its location on the map.
NOTE: WiFi service available at these and other businesses is determined by those businesses and can change at any time.
Click the links below to download the screenshots and save to your phone to find WiFi when you’re offline.
|Downtown businesses||City buildings|
Emergency Broadband Benefit
Do you need help paying your Internet bill? In response to COVID-19, the federal government is offering a subsidy of up to $50 a month to help pay for home Internet service. To sign up ask your Internet provider or click this link for more information.
To qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline
- Receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program