Access to the internet is critical for so many tasks in our everyday lives – from completing school work, to paying bills, to finding a job, and so much more.
If you or your household are struggling to afford high-speed home internet service, there is a new federal program that may be able to help!
Through PVD Connects, you can get connected to the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides eligible households with $30 per month towards high-speed home internet service. This discount makes some plans completely free!
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from eligible providers.
Application assistance is available locally! The City of Providence PVD Connects program can help you determine if you are eligible and complete your application.
Learn if you Qualify!
There are several ways your household can qualify for the program:
- Based on your household income
- If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs
- If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit
Help Spread the Word!
The City of Providence PVD Connects program is available to present about this internet benefit to your organization or group. Please contact Andi Wheeler, Broadband Community Outreach Manager, at 401-489-1482 or by emailing .
Rhode Island Commerce is asking Rhode Islanders for their input to determine how to best spend federal funding to increase internet access, speed, affordability, and usage in the state. Rhode Island residents are encouraged to take the Broadband Speed Test and survey by clicking here.