Need-Based Internet Discounts

Stafford currently has cable franchise agreements with three cable providers: Cox, Comcast and Verizon. Each provides need-based discounts on the internet to help meet the needs of students with online learning, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information, please visit the links below.

  • Verizon - The Verizon Lifeline program is low-cost internet for low-income families - $20 a month. 
  • Cox - Connect2Compete is an internet service for low-income families with the first two months free and $9.95 after that. They also have some refurbished equipment.
  • Comcast - Comcast Internet Essentials provides internet for $9.95 a month for those who qualify.
  • The Federal Government has enacted an Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). The benefit is for those who lost substantial income during COVID and for those who already qualify for reduced/free lunch and other reduced income programs. As well, if you already receive any of the low-cost internet through the providers above, the EBB will cover the cost of that for you. 
Need-Based Internet Discounts