Free and Affordable Opportunities for All
Free Access to Use Computers and the Internet
Visit our Free Access to Computers and the Internet page for locations and hours of public access sites near you.
Home Computer and Internet Security Brochure
The City of Seattle Department of Information Technology has put together a brochure to help you keep your personal information safe and secure when you are online. This brochure was produced in English and the following languages: Amharic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Just click on the language you desire and print.
If you would like to have more copies for your organization to distribute, please contact Vicky Yuki at (206) 233-7877 or by email at email@example.com
Low Cost Home Internet
The City of Seattle is working in partnership with Comcast and CenturyLink to increase home high-speed Internet for low-income families. Comcast and CenturyLink have started programs to provide low income households with affordable high speed Internet services.
The programs, called Comcast Internet Essentials and CenturyLink Internet Basics, allow eligible households to buy Internet service for only $9.95 per month (plus taxes and fees). They also provide an opportunity to purchase an Internet-ready netbook computer for only $150 and make free Internet training available online, in print, and in person. Click on the image below for a quick comparison of the two programs.
Laptops and Desktops for Low Income Families
Interconnection offers $149 laptops for low income families, while supplies last. These are refurbished laptops with Windows 7 Pro, Office 2007 Basic (Word, Outlook and Excel), Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and a 90 day warranty.
Laptops include Pentium M Processor, WiFi Card and DVD Rom. Desktops, flat screens, and high-end laptops are also available for low-income people and students.
Interconnection also has the application materials for Comcast Internet Essentials and CenturyLink Internet Basics available to fill out at their location in Seattle.