Low Cost Internet & Computers

Who offers discounts on computers and home Internet service for low-income residents?

Five companies in our area (Comcast, CenturyLink, InterConnection/Mobile Internet, Mobile Citizen/EveryoneOn and Freedom Pop/Connect2Compete) offer Internet for low-income residents for about $10/month. Most also offer affordable computers. All have income and other eligibility guidelines for the discounted service. The Solid Ground ConnectUp staff is available to help individual residents understand their options or for presentations at your organization.  See the chart below for contact and general info about each of these offerings. Hear about the programs and how non-profits can help by viewing a workshop webinar we held with presentations by the companies and organizations helping low-income residents connect.  Click here to listen and view the presentation (total is 1 hour including questions).

Please contact Vicky Yuki, Outreach & Education Coordinator, by email or by phone at 206-233-7877, for more information.

Looking for a computer to use or for training? Visit our Free Access to Computers and the Internet page for locations and hours of public access computer centers.

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ConnectUp phone/Internet help
(206) 694-6771

  • Helps people over the phone and in-person to access low-income Internet programs
  • Free/discounted phone programs (including smart phone plans)
  • Brochure comparing the details of Internet discount programs for low-income residents.

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Internet Essentials Program
1(855) 846-8376

  • $10/month unlimited Internet
  • Must have a child eligible for free or reduced school lunch
  • Cable Internet wired to your home
  • Laptop purchase available
  • Not eligible if you have existing Comcast Internet service
  • Internet safety & education materials offered

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CenturyLink Internet Basics
1(866) 541-3330

  • $10/month Internet + $2/month broadband recovery fee
  • DSHS recipient or income below 135% Poverty Level
  • Internet wired to your home via phone line
  • Laptop purchase available
  • Not eligible if you have existing CenturyLink Internet service
  • Internet safety & education materials offered

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Interconnection/Mobile Citizen (Clear)
(206) 633-1517

  • Offers Internet for $8.25/month w/laptop purchase or $10/month without laptop purchase
  • DSHS recipient or income below 80% Area Median
  • Uses Clear 4G mobile network
  • Must pay for full year in advance
  • Refurbished full laptops with a range of software
  • They have a store in Seattle offering products and assistance

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  • National site to encouraging broadband adoption, refer people to training centers and materials, and connect people to low-cost Internet service providers.
  • In Seattle, the providers they work with are Comcast Internet Essentials, Mobile Citizen and Freedom Pop (Clear wireless/mobile Internet).
  • FreedomPop offers discounts based on zip codes and non-profit partner referrals.
  • Computers & Internet
  • Training & Learning