Broadband Access & Affordability


Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Internet Discount Finder 

Internet service providers offer a variety of discounted internet service options, based on your eligibility. The Wisconsin Internet Discounter Finder can search these resources and provide a list of options available to you. 

Click HERE for more information.


Lifeline Program 

The Lifeline program provides low-income Wisconsin residents affordable access to essential telecommunications by discounting the cost of phone, cell and internet services. This depends on which type of service(s) you have, but your discount could range from $7.25 – $18.50 per month. 

Click HERE for more information.

***Some vendor discount programs may be cheaper or have better services than the FCC Lifeline program. 

You can check your Lifeline eligibility online using the National Verifier.

More information about Lifeline HERE.


Affordable Connectivity Program 

The Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the internet connections they need for work, school, health care and more. 

 The ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute up to $50 toward the purchase price. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. A household may receive both the ACP benefit and the Lifeline benefit. 

Click HERE for more information.  



Here is how some providers are increasing access in your area: 

New ‘Access from AT&T’ Plan + New Federal Benefit = Free Internet 

New low-cost broadband plans with speeds up to 100 Mbps and no data caps 

AT&T* is driving down the cost of home internet for eligible households to the best monthly rate possible – $0. Available starting today, this free option is made possible by combining a new plan from our low-cost Access from AT&T program with federal benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program(ACP). DETAILS HERE 

See if you qualify at HERE 




NEW BOOST – Digital Literacy EcoSystem 

NEW BOOST™ is designed to help those who are unemployed, underemployed, underserved, or want to learn new digital skills for future employment opportunities. The initiative aims to connect participants to meaningful driver-industry employment and in-demand skills-training opportunities by providing free, basic computer skills classes.  

Link to NEW BOOST – Free Computer and Digital Skills Training 


Wisconsin Literacy Resources 

Resource for Digital Literacy skills 

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