Useful Websites
Internet Access Assistance

Berlin-Peck librarians curate these lists with you in mind! These websites are free to use, but some may include advertisements or paid options.

Internet Access Assistance

Resources for low-cost internet access.

Our world revolves around the internet these days—having an internet connection is vital!

Keep an eye out for these considerations to avoid surprise charges:

  • Plans that promise low introductory pricing, but raise the pricing later.
  • Additional charges in the “fine print.”

 

Government

Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Connecticut COVID-19 Response
During the COVID-19 crisis, internet providers in Connecticut have been making efforts to help the state’s residents get online and stay connected. This website lists the packages and offers currently being offered in the state.

FCC Lifeline
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both. To get Lifeline, find a company near you.

There are two ways to qualify for Lifeline:

  • You can qualify through your income.
    You can get Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.
  • You can qualify through federal assistance programs.
    You can get Lifeline if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
    • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

 

Non-Profits

EveryoneOn
EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.

PCs for People
Provides low-cost internet with mobile hotspots. Devices purchased through PCs for People are for recipients who meet our eligibility requirements only. These devices can not be resold or redistributed to individuals who are not qualified PCs for People customers.

 

Internet Providers

AT&T Access
Access from AT&T provides wireline Home Internet to limited income households who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Spectrum Internet Assist
One or more members of your household must be a recipient of National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP, or Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only).

Comcast Internet Essentials
Apply today if you qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI or others.

Cox Connect2Compete
New Cox customers with at least one K–12 student in household who qualifies for public assistance programs.

Frontier Lifeline Discount Program
Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers discounts to qualified low-income customers, based on income or participation in a qualifying federal assistance program.

Verizon Fios Lifeline Discount Program
Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers discounts to qualified low-income customers, based on income or participation in a qualifying federal assistance program.