A young student in a gray shirt smiles while sitting at a desk and looking at a laptop.

“PHLConnectED is part of the first stage of our larger digital equity initiative that supports internet adoption and digital literacy skills development for all Philadelphia residents. By focusing on pre-K-12 student households now, we can have an immediate impact in bridging the digital divide.”

—Mayor Jim Kenney

PHLConnectED is the City of Philadelphia’s initiative to help pre-K–12 families access free or low-cost internet.

PHLConnectED helps families:

• Apply to the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
• Connect with a Digital Navigator for one-on-one support with accessing and using technology, and
• Access other digital supports and resources available across the City

The PHLConnectED program is possible thanks to a collaboration among business and civic leaders who came together to support Philadelphia students.


The Lenfest Foundation
Neubauer Family Foundation
William Penn Foundation
Elevate 215