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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.

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 provides mobile hotspots for income-eligible pre-K–12 households in Philadelphia that either don’t have internet access or have trouble affording internet access.

Dial 211 to discuss your options with a Digital Navigator. For language services, press 8.

Low-income households

Several local internet providers offer low-cost internet options for households that meet income eligibility requirements.

For help getting affordable internet access, dial 211 and set an appointment with a Digital Navigator. For language services, press 8.

The federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program has ended. The last fully funded month was April 2024.