by Betsy De La Rosa, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Children’s Therapy
Now more than ever, it’s important for everyone to have access to Internet and technology. Please see below for a summary of some low-cost access to services and technology equipment.
Low-Cost Internet Access
Comcast and Wave are offering two months free Internet to new customers for the Internet Essentials and Internet First programs. Must apply by Dec. 31, 2020. Please contact them for more details.
Comcast Internet Essentials 855.846.8376
Wave Internet First 833.730.0644
Charitable computer reuse & recycling non-profit offering refurbished laptops starting at $109, as well as other devices
Refurbished laptops available for purchase for $149.99 + tax. Purchaser must be an Internet Essentials customer.
Discount Smart Phones:
In Washington, Access Wireless, Assurance Wireless, enTouch Wireless, Family Mobile, Life Wireless, Q Link Wireless, Safelink Wireless, and TerraCom all offer no contract, Lifeline smart phone service. Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides monthly telephone service discounts for eligible consumers. All these companies sell Android smart phones for $50 or less. Must complete provider’s application for Lifeline services.
For more information about access to technology, please visit the City of Seattle Information Technology website.