Free & Discounted Internet

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Low-cost internet programs

The following companies offer low-cost, high-speed Internet in Seattle, all for approximately $10 a month. With help from these programs, you can search for jobs, do your homework, pay your bills, check your email, watch short video clips, download music, and much more. You can also purchase laptops, desktop computers, and tablets starting at $109, and qualify for a discounted smartphone plan as well. 

See below for contact and general information for each of these offerings. 

For more information, please contact the Digital Equity Team at (206) 684-8498 or by email at digitalequity@seattle.gov.

Seattle residents: Please use this form packet to apply for Astound's Internet First program or contact digitalequity@seattle.gov (206) 684-8498.  *Please follow the special instructions on the form for submitting your application.

Open to current or new Astound powered by Wave customers. Must live in an area where Astound is available.

  • $9.95/month + tax
  • Service level 50/5 Mbps speeds
  • Free installation and standard WiFi.
  • No credit checks, contracts or equipment rental fees.
  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi

Eligibility includes:

  • Qualify for the Seattle Utilities Discount Program; or
  • Qualify for low-income subsidized housing; or
  • Have a child who qualifies for the free or reduced school lunch program

INTERNET ESSENTIALS FROM XFINITY

Contact (855) 846-8376 or visit https://www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/internet-essentials/apply

·        $9.95/month unlimited internet (speeds up to 50Mbps) + tax.

·        No term contract or credit checks. Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi included.

·        Eligible households must reside in an area serviceable by Comcast

·       Not eligible if household had Xfinity Internet service within the last 90 days or has recent unpaid Comcast bills (less than one-year old).

Eligibility includes households in public assistance programs such as: 

o   National School Lunch Program

o   Public Housing Assistance

o   Medicaid / Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

o   Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

o   Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

 

Connect All, powered by InterConnection

(206) 222-2060 Visit the online store at connectall.org 

Low-Cost INTERNET Program

We now offer 2 plans to choose from:

Option 1: Mobile Citizen Hotspot & Internet Subscription Bundle 1 Year Plan
No Contract! No Data Limits! No Overage Charges! 
$20.95/month internet on the T-Mobile LTE Plus network through Mobile Citizen.

Option 2: Mobile Citizen Hotspot & Internet Subscription Bundle
No Contract! No Data Limits! No Overage Charges! 
$14.95/month internet on the T-Mobile LTE Plus network through Mobile Citizen.
One-time initial fee of $80.95 (purchase of hotspot device and 1-month of service included)

Refurbished laptops also available for low-cost, with genuine, licensed, software (i.e., Windows 10 and 11, Libre, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc.) and a 3-year warranty

Low-Cost COMPUTERS available on ConnectAll.Org.

High-Quality, Certified Refurbished, Windows PC Laptops starting at $50.
With the new InterConnection Laptop Tiers folks can get devices at $50, $100, and $150. These devices have been assembled based on community member feedback, input, and suggestions. Desktop bundles are also available!
 

All computers come with preinstalled Software (Windows, LibreOffice, Microsoft Security Essentials), a 3-year warranty, and ongoing, in-house, customer and technical support.

If you can't find what you're looking for, we also offer discounted devices on our Ebay store

Central Area Senior Center  

500 30th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 726-4926 x 237 

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC)   

611 S Lane St, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-5633

El Centro de la Raza  

2524 16th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 717-5633 

Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle 

1528 Valentine Pl. S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 228-0132 

Kin On Health Care Center 

4416 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 556-2272 

Multimedia Resources & Training Institute  

808 Fir St, Unit #135 Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 696-1381 

Seattle Public Library 

Computers and technology are free to scan documents and apply for affordable internet and services. Learn more at www.spl.org/computers

Visit www.spl.org/hours or call (206) 386-4636 to find hours and locations near you. 

Somali Community Service of Seattle 

8810 Renton Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-1181

Villa Comunitaria 

8201 10th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 379-3650 

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and devices. The ACP stopped accepting new applications and enrollments on February 8th.  Without funding from Congress, the ACP is expected to run out in April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change.  

Find consumer information and the latest ACP wind-down resources at Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) 

Free Internet Access for Organizations 

Access for All: high-speed cable broadband program

The City of Seattle offers free high-speed internet connections and services to eligible non-profit organizations located in Seattle. We are able to do this through partnership and franchise agreements with Comcast, Astound (powered by Wave), and Lumen. These free internet connections are provided as part of our effort to ensure that residents have access to essential services and the information technology skills necessary for employment, lifelong learning, civic engagement and cultural participation.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a non-profit organization
  • providing technology and/or digital literacy services to underserved, low-income, or vulnerable populations 
  • located in the city of Seattle
  • in a location that is serviceable by Comcast or Wave.

The following are not eligible for this service:

  • individual businesses
  • religious organizations
  • political groups
  • universities
  • hospitals (note: community health clinics are eligible)
  • private schools, unless at least 75% of the student body is free or reduced school lunch eligible or the school is willing to provide at least 10 hours per week of advertised public access.

The City reserves the right of final eligibility determination based on our priorities for service delivery and the need to ration a limited number of free connections. We also reserve the right to modify these guidelines.

Here is how to apply for service if you meet the above requirements:

Complete and submit your application by email to digitalequity@seattle.gov

You'll be notified by the cable company when they'll be installing your internet connection.
Installation is normally within 60 days. However, sometimes the cable company needs to do a site survey before installation can be scheduled, or there can be construction-related problems that delay the installation timeline.

Click here for the application.
If you have questions about this program, please email digitalequity@seattle.gov or contact us by phone at (206) 684-8498.

Information Technology

Jim Loter, Interim Chief Technology Officer
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94709, Seattle, WA, 98124-4709
Phone: (206) 684-0600
Phone Alt: Cable TV & Internet Discount Information: (206) 684-8498
SeattleIT@seattle.gov

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