Homes that require broadband for employment, education, healthcare, and other purposes can more easily afford it through ACP.
Here you have details of the news.
Eligible households could receive a Broadband Discount
Last week, Citizens Telephone Cooperative announced that it is attempting to raise awareness of the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
Eligible homes can receive a monthly discount of up to $30 on nontribal lands and $70 tribal lands on broadband service under the Affordable Connectivity Program.
If one or more of the following conditions is met by a household member, they are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program:
- If a household’s annual income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- Fulfills requirements for low-income internet programs offered by a participating provider.
- Participate in one of these assistance programs:
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Provision schools
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP or Food Stamps
- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
- Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- Lifeline Assistance Program
Households who meet the eligibility requirements can enlist for free government internet by contacting their preferred participating broadband provider and choosing a plan or by visiting “https://getinternet.gov/apply” to complete an online application or print a mail-in application.
Call (540) 745-2111 or visit the link at “https://citizens.coop/affordable-connectivity-program/” for additional information. The address of Citizens is 220 Webbs Mill Rd. in Floyd. The lobby hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Signup For Our Newsletter