Method #1 – See If You Qualify for Low-Cost Internet via Connect2Compete
Paying for Internet can be tough. That’s why some programs across the country are making it easier for people to get connected at a low rate.
Some of these programs are offered by Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit organization that offers low-cost Internet, affordable computer offers, and free computer training.
“This organization offers high-speed Internet for $10 a month – the cost of a box of pizza – through national partners,” says Zach Leverenz, CEO of Connect2Compete. Some of the companies that participate include Cox Communications, Mediacom, Comcast, Brighthouse Networks, Suddenlink, and FreedomPop . . .
You can find out if your zip code qualifies for the special Internet deal by checking the eligibility requirements on www.connect2compete.org.
Method #2 – Hook up with FreedomPop Free Internet
Last year, FreedomPop provided people with free Internet access via their Hub Burst modem, which retails for $99.99. After that initial investment, you can receive 1 GB (gigabyte) of free data each month.
A graph on Connect2Compete’s website shows that with 1 GB, you will be able to stream 165 videos or 570 songs, download 255 apps and games, post 2,850 photos, or send 2,500 emails. That’s a lot for free.
FreedomPop also offers low-cost plans for people who need more than 1 GB of data. The median American household uses under 5.5 GB per month.