Options to Stay Connected: Free and Low-Cost Internet Access

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Staying connected is more important than ever. At PICS (Partners in Community Supports), we want to make sure that you’re informed about free and low-cost options for internet access at home and in the community.

Below is a list of options for lowering internet costs and finding affordable computers:

  • Spectrum Internet Assist Program: Qualified households can save on high-speed internet, receive a free internet modem and connect to in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month.
  • PCs for People: Provides affordable refurbished computers and computer repair as well as low-cost mobile internet for eligible individuals.
  • FCC Affordable Connectivity Program: Provides monthly discounts toward internet service for eligible households and a one-time discount to purchase a computer or tablet.
  • Lifeline Assistance Program: Provides a monthly discount on qualifying telephone and/or broadband internet service from participating providers.

See if your current provider has a discount service offered at the State of Minnesota Office of Broadband Development.