Low-Cost Internet Access for Residents

Who offers home internet service for low-income residents in Seattle?

These companies offer low-cost, high-speed Internet in Seattle, all for around $10 a month. With help from these programs, you can check your email, do your homework, search for jobs, pay your bills, 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 smart phone plan as well.  See below for contact and general information for each of these offerings. 
For more information, please contact Brenda Tate, 206-386-1989, or by email at brenda.tate@seattle.gov.

Comcast

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Internet Essentials Program
(855) 846-8376

  • $9.95/month unlimited internet (speeds up to 15Mbps down, 2Mbps down) + tax. No credit checks, contracts or equipment rental fees.  Must live in an area where Comcast is available.
  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi. Access to 40 1-hour sessions of XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots outside the home every 30 days.
  • Three programs offered in Seattle:
    • Traditional family program: Must have a child who qualifies for the free or reduced school lunch program or attending a school that has over 40% of students on free/reduced lunch program. See list of schools here.
    • Seniors: Must be 62+ and low income.
    • Public housing residents: Must be receiving HUD housing assistance.
    • Veterans: Must be a verified veteran and receive state or federal assistance.
  • Refurbished laptops available for purchase (includes Microsoft Office, Norton Security Suite and 90-day warranty) for $149.99 + tax.
  • No Comcast Internet service for past 90 days or recent unpaid Comcast bills (under a year old).

Wave

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Simply Internet by Wave

(206) 386-1989

  • $9.95/month unlimited internet (for speeds up to 10Mbps) + tax. No credit checks, contracts or equipment rental fees. Must live in an area where Wave is available.
  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi
  • Eligibility includes:
    • Anyone who qualifies for the Seattle Utilities Discount Program; or
    • Qualifies for low-income subsidized housing; or
    • Has a child who qualifies for the free or reduced school lunch program.

InterConnection

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InterConnection
(206) 633-1517, visit their store at: 3415 Stone Way N, Seattle, 98103, or their online store at connectall.org.

  • Create an account at connectall.org
  • $11.95 per month internet through the Sprint 4G LTE Internet network through Mobile Citizen.
  • Purchase a hotspot device for $99 (plus tax and shipping)
  • Unlimited 4G LTE data; no throttling or overage charges
  • Can be used wherever there is Sprint 4G LTE service.
  • Refurbished laptops starting at $109, with a range of software (Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010, Microsoft Security Essentials, and a 1-year warranty)
  • Desktops, flat screens, tablets and high-end laptops are also available
  • DSHS recipient or income below 80% Area Median. See income limits here
  • They have a store in Seattle offering products and assistance