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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

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.

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.

You can check your eligibility by using the ACP pre-enrollment tool.

Alternatively, you can dial 211 to see if you are eligible.

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 211 to sign up, or to find out if your household is eligible. For language services, press 8.