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Affordable Connectivity Program Registration Event Scheduled for June 15 – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – Paul Bunyan Communications and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will host an Affordable Connectivity Program Sign-up Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Facility Center, 16126 John Moose Drive NW, Cass Lake.

“This new long-term benefit will help reduce the cost of broadband service for eligible households who are struggling to afford internet service and provides a rebate of up to $30 per month on broadband service. for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households on eligible tribal lands,” a statement read.

A household is eligible if a household member meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline.
  • Participate in one of several tribe-specific programs, such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualification standard) Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
  • Is eligible to receive benefits under the Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current year.
  • Meets the eligibility criteria of a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income program.

Eligible households can register at the registration event, through a participating broadband provider, or by visiting to submit an application online or print an application by mail and contacting their broadband provider. preferred participant debit and selecting a plan.

Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at, or by calling (877) 384-2575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET any day of the week.