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By September 11, 2023September 12th, 2023News2 min read
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Need Affordable Phone or Broadband Service?

Get connected with the FCC’s Lifeline and Affordability Connectivity Programs

Staying connected to local resources and emergency services can improve and possibly save lives; and access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to all residents. The Lifeline program helps low-income residents connect to the nation’s broadband networks to find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and call for help in an emergency. For some people, being connected can be the difference between social interaction and complete isolation.

Arvig is committed to providing resources that make high-speed internet accessible to everyone. Part of that commitment includes participating in Lifeline Awareness Week from Sept. 11 to 15 to promote Lifeline Program discounts that help residents access broadband services.

Under the federal Lifeline Program, low-income residents who participate in certain public assistance programs, or qualify based on income, can receive a discount of up to $9.25 per month off their monthly broadband-qualifying service bill; up to $5.25 off their voice-qualifying service bill; and residents on Tribal lands can qualify for up to an additional $34.25 per month.

More information on program eligibility and rules are available at

A video in American Sign Language about Lifeline is available at:

In 2021, the Federal Communications Commission implemented a new program—the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households up to a $30 per month discount for broadband services—more for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Current Lifeline participants are automatically eligible, but they still need to select a provider and an eligible ACP plan to receive the benefit.

Arvig encourages all eligible consumers to sign up at any time by going to or by calling 888.992.7844.

About Arvig
Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a local, employee-owned broadband and full-service telecommunications provider. Committed to delivering cutting-edge technology to customers throughout the region, Arvig provides residential and business internet, television, and telephone services. Additionally, Arvig provides a wide variety of business technology solutions. Visit for additional information.