Internet services

You can access free and low-cost internet in Minneapolis.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) no longer funded

Due to lack of funding, the ACP will shut down. If you're already signed up for this federal program, you'll receive the discount until funds run out.

Internet providers

We partner with local providers to offer free or low-cost internet services in the city.


Xfinity is a part of Comcast. This company offers many services such as:

  • Internet
  • Wireless services 
  • Television
  • Telephone

Low-cost internet services

Learn about low-cost programs and services Comcast offers.

Learn about low-cost services and Comcast


USI Wireless Internet is a local internet service company known for its low-cost options. It is one of many providers available to Minneapolis:

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Visitors

Please be aware that the coverage USI Wireless offers is not strong in all areas. 

Wireless Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis has an outdoor wireless network that covers nearly 100% of our City.  It allows those who live, work and play in Minneapolis ease of access to the internet and to stay connected.  The City contracts with USI Wireless to provide the wireless internet to Minneapolis.  They own, build and manage the wireless network.  

Our wireless network covers all 59 square miles of Minneapolis. It provides wireless broadband access anywhere in the City.  

Other free benefits we offer

  • Hotspots  
  • Accounts for community technology training locations

How to connect to a wireless hotspot

Internet programs and resources

Learn how to access low to no-cost internet services.

Public computer access

Many locations in Minneapolis offer free use of computers, internet and software. They often offer help and instructions for use.


Places with free internet

  • Public libraries
  • Minneapolis parks and recreation
  • Some government agencies
  • Many community-based organizations

Programs and hours vary. Contact the location for details.

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Lifeline support for affordable communications

Lifeline gives low-income subscribers monthly discounts on communication services. This is a Federal Communications Commission program.

Learn about the lifeline support program

Get help to apply

We partner with Hennepin County to help Minneapolis residents. Their staff can help you apply for this program.

Learn more and apply with Hennepin County

Program discounts

Discount may apply to:

  • Internet services
  • Telephone service 
  • Bundled packages

You can use the discount with wireless and wireline providers that take part in the program.

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PCs for People

PCs for People offers high-speed internet service and solutions.

Learn about PCs for People

Program benefits

  • Low-cost services
  • Pay per month
  • No contract or hidden fees
  • No credit check

Note: you must meet the requirements to take part in this program.

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Stay safe online

Cyber-attackers can steal your money and personal information. Find out how to protect yourself online.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays