Here’s How to Get Free Government Internet for Seniors

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Struggling to Pay Your Internet Bill Each Month? Here’s How to Get Connected for Free.

Having internet access at home is vital for seniors today. It keeps you connected with family and friends, provides access to health and wellness services, allows you to shop online, and so much more.

But paying for high-speed internet on a fixed income can be a major challenge.

The good news? There are government assistance programs that provide discounted and even free internet service to eligible low-income seniors. Read on to learn how you can get high-speed internet for free today!

Understanding the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs

There are two main federal programs that offer monthly discounts on phone and internet service – Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Here’s an overview of both:

Lifeline Program

The Lifeline program was created in 1985 in an effort to provide affordable phone service for all Americans and has been modified over the years to also include discounts on broadband internet connection. Lifeline provides monthly subsidies to help eligible low-income consumers afford vital phone and internet access.

The Lifeline program provides up to a $9.25 monthly subsidy that lowers the cost of phone or internet service.

To qualify for Lifeline:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit

Qualify for Tribal Lifeline

You may qualify if you live on federally recognized Tribal lands and take part in one of the following Tribal assistance programs:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Tribal Head Start
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Qualify by Income

  • Your household income must be at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The ACP was launched in 2021 under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as a long-term replacement for the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit program created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACP provides ongoing subsidies to help eligible households access affordable internet service.

The ACP offers up to a $30 monthly discount on internet service and up to $75 on qualifying tribal lands.

Eligible customers can access low cost internet service when signing up with participating ACP internet providers.

Qualify for ACP

It is open to low-income households participating in one of the following:

  • Lifeline-eligible government programs
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the National School Lunch Program or the school breakfast program
  • Received a Pell Grant during the current award year
  • WIC
  • Households with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Currently, over 40% of U.S. households are eligible for ACP internet services.

Apply for Lifeline and ACP with Mobile Internet Service Providers

With a Lifeline and ACP-eligible wireless internet provider like EASY Wireless, seniors can get a free cell phone service and internet plan. This gives you high-speed internet access anywhere you go!

EASY Wireless offers free internet for seniors including:

  • FREE Unlimited Data
  • FREE Unlimited Talk
  • FREE Unlimited Text
  • FREE SIM Card Kit and activation
  • No long-term contracts or hidden fees
  • FREE Delivery Right to Your Door

Mobile internet lets you stay connected on the go for online shopping, streaming, transportation services, telehealth visits, and more.

Avoid isolation and manage your health from anywhere with the freedom of mobile internet.

Earn Rewards with EASY Wireless – Exclusive for Lifeline and ACP Customers

Want to earn rewards just for being an EASY Wireless customer? With our new EASY Rewards Program, ACP customers can automatically earn bill credits for loyalty.

How It Works

EASY Rewards are simple – your rewards grow automatically just by keeping your account active! Here’s what you’ll earn:

  • After 30 days, get a $10 bill credit
  • After 3 months, earn another $10 credit
  • At 6 months, receive a $25 credit
  • Then at 12 months, get a big $50 credit!

Use your credits to upgrade your FREE smartphone to a newer model or add a second line for a family member. The choice is yours!


The EASY Rewards Program is exclusively for our valued Lifeline and/ or ACP customers. To participate, you must be on our ACP plan or an ACP + Lifeline combo plan.

Lifeline-only customers are not eligible at this time. But you can contact us anytime about signing up for our ACP plan to start earning rewards!

Stay Rewarded

Just keep your EASY Wireless account active in good standing and we’ll send you an email at each milestone. Just click the “claim reward” button in the email and it will automatically be credited to your account.

Other Ways for Seniors to Save on Internet

Along with Lifeline and ACP, here are some additional ways to reduce your internet costs each month:

  • Bundle TV and phone services for discounts on your total bill
  • Ask providers about any unadvertised senior discounts

Stay Connected with FREE Mobile High-Speed Internet Service!

Enjoy the Benefits of Mobile Connectivity

For seniors, having internet access on-the-go through a smartphone provides many advantages when it comes to health, safety, and staying connected.

With mobile data from EASY Wireless, you can schedule telehealth visits, access health resources, and manage medications anywhere. If an emergency occurs away from home, mobile internet allows you to quickly call for assistance.

Stay connected through email, video chats, and social media regardless of location. Mobile internet prevents isolation by keeping you involved with family activities and community events. You can also access transportation services like rideshare apps whenever needed.

Feel secure knowing you have an internet-enabled smartphone with you at all times. Search for information, directions, or entertainment with the power of connectivity in your pocket. Mobile data gives seniors flexibility and peace of mind.

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Join the Tens of Thousands that have already signed up for FREE Lifeline and ACP Benefits.

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