Verizon is now offering assistance to families that need help to afford internet services. They’re offering a free high-speed option to qualifying families.
In all, there are over 20 million families without reliable internet in their home.
There are ways for those who need the help to get it through Verizon, but they need to qualify first.
Qualifying for internet assistance through Verizon
As a customer you need the Fios Mix and Match plan.
In addition you need to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.
This program helps offer access to the internet at a discounted rate.
If you aren’t a Verizon customer yet, new customers can qualify for the program.
Your eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program depend on your income and family size.
Income levels must be under 200% of the federal poverty line or you must be enrolled in SNAP or Medicaid.
Verizon’s services to those who qualify for the assistance
After you become approved for the Affordable Connectivity Program, you must make sure your Verizon service is active.
To get the discount, call 1-800-VERIZON.
There are also $30 discounts available through the program, not just the Verizon services.
Other forms of help for getting internet
If you live on tribal land, the ACP can give you a discount of $75 in addition to a one-time discount of $100 off a tablet or computer.
There are 10 million individuals involved in the program currently.
Verizon Citizen is part of the plan to bring affordable internet to Americans, which is a $3 billion dollar plan.