Today, staying connected is more important than ever. Whether you are working from home, studying, conversing with loved ones, or using telehealth services, reliable and affordable telecommunication services are essential.
Are you struggling to pay for telephone or broadband internet services? There are assistance programs that may be able to help. Keep reading to learn more about these programs and how to sign up!
Lifeline & Link Up
Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides monthly discounts on ONE telephone or broadband service for eligible low-income consumers. Link Up reduces the cost of new telephone service to eligible residents of Tribal lands at their principal place of residence.
Is your household income at or below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines? Do you receive benefits from other qualifying programs? If so, you might be eligible for Lifeline or Link Up.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new benefit that provides a monthly discount on broadband internet services.
You could qualify for the ACP benefit if you have a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. You could also be eligible if you receive benefits from one of the qualifying programs, which includes Lifeline.
Find more information on qualifying programs and how to apply on our Assistance Programs page!