Help available to low-income residents for phone, internet – Columbia Basin Herald

LACEY — The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission wants to remind Washington residents that help is available for low-income families with their phone and internet bills.
Under the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program, eligible participants can receive a $9.25-per-month discount on broadband, up to $5.25 per month to help pay phone bills, and additional $25 per month for residents on tribal lands, according to a commission press release.
Customers who are eligible for some public assistance programs, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are also eligible for the Lifeline program, the press release said, though benefits are limited to one recipient per household.
Some low-income residents may also be eligible for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, which helps families below 200% of the federal poverty level or on public assistance with a $30-per-month subsidy for broadband internet access ($75 for residents of tribal lands).
For more information on federal assistance for phone and internet access, visit the Affordable Connectivity Program’s website at www.affordableconnectivity.gov.
twitter
facebook
LinkedIn
Email
copyright © 2022 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use | Privacy Policy PO Box 910 Moses Lake, WA 98837
509-765-4561

source

Leave a Reply

Next Post

SpaceX rolls out “high-performance” satellite internet for residential users - TESLARATI

Sat Sep 17 , 2022
Back in February, SpaceX introduced a high-performance satellite internet solution that was specifically designed for businesses. The higher-tier kit is a step above the standard Starlink system, with its larger dish that features double the antenna capability to its faster internet speeds.Inasmuch as the service was attractive, however, there was […]
%d bloggers like this: