Lifeline Broadband

What is Lifeline Broadband?

Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commision program that lowers the monthly cost of internet, making communication services more affordable for eligible consumers.

People across the United States rely on the internet to stay connected to family, work, education, and essential services. The Lifeline Program provides a monthly benefit to reduce or eliminate the cost of these connectivity services for qualified households.

Program Rules

  • Lifeline is available only to subscribers who can document their eligibility
  • Only one Lifeline benefit is permitted per household
  • Subscribers are required to recertify their eligibility every year

Eligibility Requirements

Consumers are eligible for a Lifeline benefit if they are currently enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Reside on Tribal lands and participate in one of the federal or state assistance programs listed above or one of the following Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (those meeting the income standard, Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Income-based eligibility (at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines)

Eligible customers will receive a $9.25 discount per month off of your bill when you apply for the Lifeline Broadband package (does not apply to 10 Mbps plan).

Eligible customers living on the reservation can receive an additional $25 per month discount, and up to a $100 reduction for first-time connection charges.

Contact us at 208-686-2022 to learn more about the Lifeline Broadband program, and work with a customer service representative to see if you are eligible.