Internet bill-pay and computer assistance

Information about free or low-cost internet service plans, bill payment assistance programs, and free or low-cost computers and training.

Internet bill-pay assistance

To meet the needs of households with low-incomes, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer discount broadband plans. With the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), the number of low-cost offerings has increased rapidly and continues to grow. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) maintains a webpage listing of free/low-cost Internet Plans available nationally. 

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – Made available through the Federal Communications Commission and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

  • Up to a $30/month discount on internet service
  • 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
  • A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP (visit GetInternet.govfor more info)

Oregon Lifeline Program – Made available through the State for qualifying low-income households.

  • Up to a $19.25/month discount on phone service
  • Up to a $21.25 discount on your high-speed internet service
  • Free cell phone and data service 

Comcast Internet Essentials  An affordable, high-speed internet option made available by Comcast at $9.95/month + tax. Program highlights:

  • No credit check
  • No installation fee
  • No equipment rental fee
  • No term contract
  • 50Mbps/5Mbps download/upload speeds
  • In-home WiFi included
  • 40, 1-hour sessions of free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots every 30 days
  • Eligible households can purchase a refurbished desktop or laptop computer for $149.99 + tax

Free and low-cost computers 

 Computer adoption at Free Geek