The web is an important tool for seniors. It encourages them to remain connected with their family and friends. This forestalls social disconnection, which can truly worsen their wellbeing.
Internet connection is additionally expected to utilize to accommodate services like Google Home, Amazon Echo, and streaming their favorite movies.
Having internet at home likewise allows the utilization of home security services, similar to home monitoring, temperature control, and home security.
Be that as it may, monthly charges are not cheap.
Luckily, some internet service providers are helping seniors to get online with minimal effort and inexpensive services, commonly with no month to month agreements and free equipment.
In some neighborhoods, Google Fiber offers high-speed plans for $15/per month.
The Internet First program offers up to 25 Mbps internet service to qualifying low-income households in RCN, Grande, and Wave serviceable areas.
FreedomPop offers free and low-cost wireless internet access to households in selected zip codes. See if it’s available in your area
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet services. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill.
Participants in Medicaid, SSI, SNAP, Veterans benefits, and other federal, state, and tribal assistance programs will be eligible
In some areas, Spectrum Internet Assist offers low-cost internet for seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. View Availability
EveryoneOn is an organization that works with a variety of internet service providers to offer low-cost plans. Monthly costs range from $10 – $25/month and there are no contracts to sign. See offers and find out how to qualify
As part of the Comcast Internet Essentials pilot program, eligible seniors can get home internet service for $10/month, home wi-fi, a free computer, and internet training classes.
The program is currently offered in about a dozen locations across the country. View Availability
Access from AT&T offers low-cost home internet service to qualifying households. It costs between $5 and $10/month, depending on the speed of service in the area.
To qualify, at least one person must participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or live in California and get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. View Availability
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