QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Breezeline, the eighth largest cable company in the United States, has launched a new “Internet Assist Plus” plan with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps for customers who are eligible to receive broadband connectivity at discounted prices through the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Under the program, Breezeline is offering eligible households a rebate of up to $30 per month on broadband service (and up to $75 per month for households on eligible tribal lands) so they can stay connected to daily essentials such as telehealth, distance learning and working from home.
The new 100 Mbps “Internet Assist Plus” service, normally $29.99 per month, is available at no charge to eligible households after the $30/month ACP credit. The Internet Assist Plus package also includes a free modem. Customers can choose a higher Internet speed under the program and apply the $30 credit.
All customers who meet the financial eligibility criteria can choose the Breezeline Internet package that best suits their household needs. Breezeline will apply the Affordable Connectivity Program rebate as a monthly credit towards the cost of broadband service.
“We are excited to offer this new High Speed Internet Plus support option to eligible households,” said Heather McCallion, VP of Product and Programming at Breezeline. “We have supported the CPA and its predecessor, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, since its inception to ensure that households facing financial hardship have access to high-performance internet without data limits.”
The Affordable Connectivity Program is the third major initiative undertaken by the FCC in partnership with U.S. internet service providers to help households since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spring of 2020, Breezeline supported its customers through the “Keep Americans Connected” program, launching an affordable “Internet Assist” internet package, temporarily suspending disconnections, waiving late fees and putting its points Wi-Fi access available to the public. In May 2021, Breezeline provided discounted service to customers in financial difficulty during the pandemic through the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Breezeline continues to support connectivity initiatives through the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Registration for the Affordable Connectivity Program is now open. Households can apply and determine their eligibility for the program by visiting acpbenefit.org. Once household eligibility has been approved, households can enroll in the program at Breeline.com/acp.
Breezeline, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA), is the eighth largest cable company in the United States. The company provides residential and business customers with Internet, television and telephone services in 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia- Western.
ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
The Affordable Connectivity Program offers eligible households a discount on broadband service and connected devices. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one refurbishment per household. Eligibility is determined through Lifeline’s National Liability Database, accessible at acpbenefit.org. Other terms, conditions or restrictions may apply. For more information, see https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program.