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Get a free or low-cost device

Helping Philadelphians get access to digital devices is a key goal in Philadelphia’s Digital Equity Plan. The following programs and services can help you get a free or low-cost laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or other electronic device as available.

If you need help getting a device, contact a Digital Navigator. They work closely with the City’s PHLDonateTech initiative, which helps provide computers to residents in need.

Low-income households

As of February 8, 2024, enrollment is on hold for the Affordable Connectivity Program. For help with getting affordable internet access, dial 2-1-1 and set up an appointment with a Digital Navigator.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps U.S. households access or keep their internet. This program also offers discounts on devices.

Eligible households in Philadelphia can get:

  • Up to a $30 per month discount on broadband service.
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. The household must contribute between $10 and $50 toward the price of the device.

All School District of Philadelphia households are eligible for this program.

K–12 students

  • The School District of Philadelphia will loan a Chromebook to its K–12 students in need. If your child has not received a Chromebook, contact your school office.