Internet For All
Gonzales residents can receive a free 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot through our Internet for All initiative. The hotspot will provide unlimited, high-speed internet access, and will support up to 12 connections at once.
Internet for All is a unique partnership between the City of Gonzales and T-Mobile, through T-Mobile’s EmpowerED 2.0 program.
The first distribution of hotspots was originally scheduled to happen during a Community Summit, but that event was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 20, City staff organized a drive-through event, so that residents could quickly and safely pick up a hotspot device. Two additional drive-throughs were held March 26 and 27.
A total of 2,000 hotspots are available, one per household with proof of address. To date, about 1,000 have been given out. The City will distribute the remaining hotspots at prescheduled times, while maintaining safeguards to protect the community. The City of Gonzales Facebook page will feature information on dates, times, and places.