Some people may find themselves unable to afford the full price of high-speed internet. For those who qualify, there are programs and packages available to provide high-speed internet at a lower cost. Some internet providers offer their own programs. Others participate in a government program called Lifeline. See below for more information on various types of programs.*
The following internet providers have their own discount programs and are compatible with Sorenson videophones.
There are many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) throughout the United States. You may already be aware of which ones are in your area. If not, go to the Federal Communications Commission Website and insert your address.
Lifeline is a government program that provides subsidies for low-income families that need phone or internet service.
If you qualify (qualifications do vary by state) – please check on the Universal Service Administration Website, and choose an ISP in your area that is participating in the Lifeline program and sign up. To see which internet providers in your area participate in this program, click here.
The following are examples of internet providers that participate in the Lifeline program.
Once enrolled in this program, you will receive a minimum of $9.25 per month to help pay your internet bill. You must choose assistance for either phone or internet when you sign up – you can’t receive both.
You may qualify for Lifeline assistance if your income is 135% or less of the federal poverty guideline or if someone in your household participates in one of the following federal assistance programs:
You may also qualify if you, or someone in your household, participate in one of the following assistance programs:
* The information shared is current as of August 9, 2019. Programs change frequently. Please verify information with your chosen ISP before signing up.