Low Cost Internet & Computers

Who offers discounts on computers and home Internet service for low-income residents?
Four companies offer high-speed Internet in Seattle, all for around $10 a month, and some also offer a laptop computer for $150 or less.  With help from these programs, you can check your email, do your homework, search for jobs, pay your bills, watch videos, download music, and much more on the Internet. The Solid Ground ConnectUp staff can help you understand your options, and also provide you with access to other tools they offer as well, such as cell phones, smart phones, home phones and voice mail.  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 training or need to get on the Internet now? 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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CenturyLink Internet Basics
(866) 541-3330

  • $10/month Internet + $2/month broadband recovery fee (for 1.5 Mbps speed)
  • DSHS recipient or income below 135% Poverty Level
  • Internet wired to your home via phone line
  • Laptop purchase available: $150 + tax + $15 shipping, includes Windows 7 Starter, no anti-virus software
  • Not eligible if you have existing CenturyLink Internet service or unpaid CenturyLink bills
  • Internet safety & education materials offered

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Internet Essentials Program
(855) 846-8376

  • $10/month unlimited Internet
  • Must have a child who qualifies for free or reduced school lunch
  • Cable Internet wired to your home
  • Laptop purchase available
  • Not eligible if you have existing Comcast Internet service, or have Comcast debt that is less than one year old
  • Internet safety & education materials offered

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FreedomPop (Clear)
(888) 743-8107

  • Free for 1 gb (desk modem)
  • Free for 500 mb (USB modem)
  • Free for 300 mb (hotspot)
  • $10 per month for 10 gb (desk modem) if resident of a low-income zip code or a client of a partner agency
  • Must buy modem

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(206) 633-1517

  • Refurbished laptops with a range of software (Windows 7 Pro, Office 2010 Hme, Anti-virus, and a 90 day warranty)
  • Desktops, flat screens, tablets and high-end laptops are also available
  • DSHS recipient or income below 80% Area Median
  • They have a store in Seattle offering products and assistance

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  • National site to encourage broadband adoption, referals to training centers and materials, and connecting people to low-cost Internet service providers.
  • In Seattle, the providers they work with are Comcast Internet Essentials, Mobile Beacon and Freedom Pop (Clear wireless/mobile Internet).
  • Computers & Internet
  • Training & Learning