Internet Connectivity for families who qualify

  • FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

    • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
    • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.
    • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).

    Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the EBB Program with a participating provider that offers connected devices (not all service providers offer device discounts). The service provider will provide a discount for the consumer.

    Apply for the EBB Program


    Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    The ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands. 

    • A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below: 
    • Based on your household income 
    • If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs 

    Apply for the ACP Program

    Discounted Cell Phone Service

    The city of Seattle has a web page that lists options for low income families to access low cost cell phone service.

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