Free Internet Access for Seattle Organizations

The City of Seattle offers free high speed internet connections and services to eligible organizations and locations located in the city of Seattle through partnership and franchise agreements the city has with Comcast.

To be eligible the organization must be:

  • A non-profit;
  • Providing computer and internet access and/or training to technology under-served residents;
  • Located in the city of Seattle; and
  • In a location that is serviceable by Comcast.

The following are not eligible for this service:

  • Individual businesses, religious organizations, political groups, and universities;
  • Hospitals (though community health clinics are eligible); or
  • Private schools, unless at least 75% of the student body are free or reduced school lunch eligible or willing to provide at least 10 hours per week of advertised public access.

The city of Seattle reserves the right of final determination of eligibility based on priorities for service delivery and the need to ration a limited number of connections.

How to apply for service:

  • Those who already have a user account with Webgrants, sign in at: http://webgrants.seattle.gov
  • First time users will need to register online and wait for a confirmation
  • Watch this PowerPoint presentation: Cable Broadband User Guide
  • Complete and submit an application
  • Applicants will be notified when the cable company will be installing. Sometimes they need to do a site survey before installation can be scheduled. Installation is normally within 60 days, however, there can be problems that delay this, especially if construction is needed.

For more information about this program, contact Derrick Hall at derrick.hall@seattle.gov or call him at 206-233-5061.