Internet bill-pay assistance
To meet the needs of households with low-incomes, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer discount broadband plans. With the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), the number of low-cost offerings has increased rapidly and continues to grow. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) maintains a webpage listing of free/low-cost Internet Plans available nationally.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – Made available through the Federal Communications Commission and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
- Up to a $30/month discount on internet service
- Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer
- A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP (visit GetInternet.govfor more info)
Oregon Lifeline Program – Made available through the State for qualifying low-income households.
- Up to a $19.25/month discount on phone service
- Up to a $21.25 discount on your high-speed internet service
- Free cell phone and data service
Comcast Internet Essentials – An affordable, high-speed internet option made available by Comcast at $9.95/month + tax. Program highlights:
- No credit check
- No installation fee
- No equipment rental fee
- No term contract
- 50Mbps/5Mbps download/upload speeds
- In-home WiFi included
- 40, 1-hour sessions of free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots every 30 days
- Eligible households can purchase a refurbished desktop or laptop computer for $149.99 + tax