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Get free or low-cost internet

Internet access is essential for all Philadelphians. These programs can help you get free or low-cost internet for your home.

If you need help deciding on a program, contact a Digital Navigator. They can tell you about the options or find an internet service provider that meets your needs.

Low-income households

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

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.

Families of Pre-K–12 students

PHLConnectED is the City’s initiative to help pre-K–12 families get free access to a fast and reliable internet connection. This program is for pre-K–12 households that either don’t have internet access or have trouble affording internet access.

Dial 2-1-1 to sign up or find out if your household is eligible. For language services, press 8.