Internet access can be obtained from such providers as Verizon or Comcast. Free Internet can also be obtained from FreedomPop. NetZero and CenturyLink offer cheap and low-income Internet plans.
Verizon offers Wi-Fi service for residential customers, and home users can also connect to hotspots outside of the home. Verizon provides high-speed options and expanded data packages that are chosen by the customer.
Getting free Internet from FreedomPop requires visiting the company website and typing in the home address to see if the service is available in a given local area. If the service is available, users need to purchase a modem to connect to the Internet. However, watching videos and sending photos cost extra.
Those who desire higher speed Internet at a cheap price can choose NetZero. Combining an Internet plan with a phone plan is another option, and dial-up Internet is available for people who desire cheaper Internet.
Low-income customers may qualify for Internet access under certain programs. For instance, seniors can get an Internet Basics plan from provider CenturyLink. The program is available in many states around the country, and a high-speed DSL plan is offered at a low monthly cost. Other companies such as Comcast offer a low-income plan called Internet Essentials. Comcast also offers tiered Internet plans through its XFINITY service.