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How to Get $30 Monthly Internet Discount

Many families in low-income households can now get $30 a month off their internet bills, which could end up being free broadband in some cases. The money for the benefits, called the Affordable Connectivity Program, comes from a bipartisan infrastructure law. The White House says 20 major internet service providers have agreed to offer households eligible for the program high-speed internet plans for up to $30, meaning monthly plans would be free for those families. The plans offer a minimum download speed of 100 Mbps “which is fast enough for a typical family of 4 for video conferencing, streaming movies or TV, and more,” according to the government. More than 1,300 internet service providers are participating in all, according to Rep. Josh Harder, D-Modesto. “It’s getting too expensive to live and raise a family in the Valley, plain and simple,” Harder said in a statement. “I encourage every family to go online and apply to save $30 a month on their internet bill because I know every dollar counts right now. I helped turn that bill into law last year, now I want every family in our community to get the savings they deserve. Here’s more information on what Californians should know about the program. How do I know if I qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program? There are three ways to qualify. 1. One way is if your household income is below 200% of the federal poverty level. The getinternet.gov website has a tool that can tell you if you earn too much to qualify. In California, a household of four should earn $55,500 or less. 2. You may also be eligible for the program if you or someone in your household participates in government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, SSI, FPHA, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits, a free and discounted school lunch or school breakfast. , a federal grant for shovels or tribal aid. (Those living on tribal land can earn up to $75 per month.)3. A household member meets the eligibility requirements for the existing low-income internet program of a participating broadband service provider. How to register for ACR? Visit getinternet.gov to register online. You can also submit an application by mail or after contacting your existing Internet service provider if the company participates in the program. You can also call 877-384-2575 for more information. How do I know if my Internet business is participating in the program? Here’s where to see the list of providers. They include AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and more. Is there help for those who don’t have a tablet or computer? Yes. Households eligible for the program can get a one-time $100 rebate to buy a laptop, desktop or tablet. Here is the list of providers.

Many families in low-income households can now get $30 a month off their internet bills, which could end up being free broadband in some cases.

The money for the benefits, called the Affordable Connectivity Program, comes from a bipartisan infrastructure law.

The White House says 20 major internet service providers have agreed to offer households eligible for the program high-speed internet plans for up to $30, meaning monthly plans would be free for those families. The plans offer a minimum download speed of 100 Mbps “which is fast enough for a typical family of 4 for video conferencing, streaming movies or TV, and more,” according to the government.

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More than 1,300 internet service providers are participating in all, according to Rep. Josh Harder, D-Modesto.

“It’s getting too expensive to live and raise a family in the Valley, plain and simple,” Harder said in a statement. “I encourage every family to go online and apply to save $30 a month on their internet bill because I know every dollar counts right now. I helped make this bill last year, now I want every family in our community to get the savings they deserve.

Here’s more information on what Californians need to know about the program.

How do I know if I qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

There are three ways to qualify.

1. One way is if your household income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level. the getinternet.gov The website has a tool that can tell you if you earn too much to qualify. In California, a household of four should earn $55,500 or less.

2. You may also be eligible for the program if you or someone in your household participates in government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, SSI, FPHA, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits, a free and discounted school lunch or school breakfast. , a federal grant for shovels or tribal aid. (Those living on tribal land can earn up to $75 a month.)

3. A household member meets the eligibility criteria for an existing low-income internet program from a participating broadband service provider.

How to register for ACR?

To visit getinternet.gov to register online. You can also submit an application by mail or after contacting your existing Internet service provider if the company participates in the program. You can also call 877-384-2575 for more information.

How do I know if my Internet business is participating in the program?

Here is where to see the list of suppliers. They include AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and more.

Is there help for those who don’t have a tablet or computer?

Yes. Households eligible for the program can get a one-time $100 rebate to buy a laptop, desktop or tablet. Here is the list of providers.