Lifeline is a government program that offers qualified low-income households a discount on basic local telephone service and internet. Through this government program you could save up to $11.75 a month. The federal discount on internet
service is $9.25. The federal discount on voice only service is $5.25. The state discount on internet or voice only service is $2.50. This program can cover basic local telephone/internet service charges, plus the subscriber line charge.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who is Eligible?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
Check out the Affordable Connectivity Program Consumer FAQ for more information about the benefit.
Two Steps to Enroll
Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. Available to qualified FMTC customers in Idaho and Oregon.
Please call us at 208-452-2000 with any questions you might have.
The Empowering Parents Program is a State of Idaho Program funded by Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, providing funds to pay for Internet access.
What is the purpose of Empowering Parents?
Empowering Parents provides eligible families with grant funds for use towards eligible educational services and devices to help students recover from the learning loss caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible purchases include computers and technology, internet access, instructional materials, tutoring services, and therapies through approved vendors in the Empowering Parents online marketplace.
Who’s Eligible For Funds?
All Idaho students kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible regardless of whether they attend a public school, private school or are homeschooled.
Find out more at https://empoweringparents.idaho.gov/ and how your internet access with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company may be covered.