LINCOLN, Neb. – ALLO Communications announced Thursday that select households will be eligible for free 500 Mbps service and a Wi-Fi router under a new Federal Communications Program.
“In my 25 years in the industry, I believe that this program is the most meaningful effort to ensure all families are connected for working, learning, entertainment, and full participation in the digital society,” said Brad Moline, ALLO President.
ALLO will provide assistance to families through the FCC's new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible households will receive free installation, a free Wi-Fi 6 router, and free 500 Mbps download and upload service through the life of the program.
“We built our gigabit communities for everyone," Moline said. "Our schools have provided computers for students but they aren’t useful without reliable internet connectivity at home. Now all students will have an equal opportunity to learn. Employment opportunities will also be improved substantially.”
A household is eligible if one member of the household has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program, is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year, received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year, or experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since Feb. 29, 2020.