Affordability Programs

Find out how to get connected, for less.

Overview

Part of the Beaver County Broadband Program, is to help current residents with the cost of internet. There are many ways to see how you can qualify to pay less for internet.

Read more below to find out how easy it is to find out if you are eligible.

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put a program in place to help ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

This program can provide up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Do you qualify?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Participates in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program.

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