Eligible households could receive broadband discount

Eligible households could receive broadband discount

Homes that require broadband for employment, education, healthcare, and other purposes can more easily afford it through ACP.

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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.

In addition, eligible homes can also get a $100 ACP discount to purchase a tablet and a free laptop for low-income families.

Citizens Telephone Cooperative Eligible households could receive broadband discount

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
    • Medicaid
    • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
    • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • WIC
    • 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.

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