Internet Access for Low-Income Families

Free Internet For Low-Income Families

There are many programs that offer free internet to low-income families. Some of these include LifeLine Broadband which is offered by Eagle Communications for households enrolled in qualifying government assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, SSI and veterans pension.

Excess Telecom is another MVNO that offers the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which includes a free tablet and mobile broadband service.

Free Devices

Excess Telecom is looking for more Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment specialists to help families receive free devices. This program was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic to give low-income households access to computers and tablets. Those who qualify for the program can also take advantage of free government phones to keep in touch with their families.

The modems offer a range of features such as HD TV over the Internet, Blu-ray player, large file exchange and web browser. The modems can be updated with the latest firmware by rebooting them. The latest firmware was released on 3 January and includes an Ad filtering.

Free Installation

Excess telecom is an MVNO that offers free mobile and internet services to low-income households. It also provides free tablets to households enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Formerly known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), the ACP program is available to families that receive qualifying government assistance programs. To enroll, you need an official document that demonstrates your eligibility.

ACP service and device discounts are limited to one per household. In addition, ACP benefits are not transferable to other individuals or households. The ACP discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions offered by the provider.

Free Support

Free has recently received attention for including an ad filter in its modem firmware that is activated when rebooting. The feature sparked controversy when it was added by default to new modems in France.

Haight spends two days a week at the library and wants to see the program expand. Excess Telecom, which administers the Affordable Connectivity Program, is looking for more enrollment specialists to bring internet and a tablet to families in need.

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