The Alamo Colleges is working with Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit, to provide students and employees low-cost computers and free or low cost Internet service, along with the hardware and the digital skills to effectively and safely use the Internet. Depending on home location, you may qualify for fast free service or a discounted high-speed Internet data plan. Low-cost computers are also being offered.
Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national nonprofit initiative, aiming to bring students and families online by providing fast free service or discounted high-speed Internet, low-cost refurbished computers and free digital literacy training to students nationwide.
Students and employees of the Alamo Colleges who live in the coverage zone. Please visit www.connect2compete.org/alamocolleges to learn more.
The fast and high-speed Internet offers through Freedom Pop are available immediately
FreedomPop provides home Internet service download speeds of at least 1Mbps and upload speeds of 384Kbps.
FreedomPop accepts credit, debit and pre-paid cards with the Visa, Mastercard, or American Express logo.
Students and employees of Alamo Colleges are eligible to purchase the discounted desktop offer ($150) or laptop ($199). Call toll free1-800-378-6897 or go to www.connect2compete.org/alamocolleges for more information.
No. Students and employees can choose whether they would like to take both of the offers, or just one, at the time of purchase
Desktops and laptops come with Windows 7 Professional operating system, Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition, full administrative support, and free end-user technical support and online software support through Microsoft.
- A minimum of an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 processor, 2GB RAM and 80 GB hard drive, DVD player, Wireless Internet card and Ethernet card.
- The laptop has a 14.1” screen and comes with Microsoft XP Pro installed.
- The desktop has a 17” LCD monitor and includes a new keyboard and mouse