Verizon extends low-income internet offer through 2020

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NEW YORK – Verizon remains committed to ensuring customers stay connected now and moving forward, and today announced plans to continue to help low-income consumers do just that through Verizon’s low-income Fios Internet program.

New Fios customers who qualify for the low-income Lifeline discount program will receive a $20 per month discount on their home Internet service for as long as they remain eligible for the program, bringing the cost to as low as $19.99 per month for 200/200 Mbps internet with no data caps. New registrations will be accepted for the remainder of 2020.

Since April, the Fios low-income offer has helped customers hit by the economic downturn to manage financial challenges and meet the critical need to have internet access for remote learning or work during the pandemic. The program expands access to premium high-speed Fios internet (up to a Gigabit Connection) that delivers a better experience for video streaming and downloading or uploading content.

As part of our effort to keep customers connected, Verizon will extend the current $20 discount through 2020 and waive the first 60 days of router rental charges for new customers. Customers must qualify for Lifeline, the U.S. government-backed program designed to make quality broadband internet more affordable for low-income customers, in order to receive the discount. Once qualified, customers can receive a $20 monthly discount to any Fios Home Internet Mix & Match plan.

Fios Home Internet Mix & Match plans, with income and Auto Pay discounts included, cost:

  • 200/200 Mbps for $19.99/mo

  • 400/400 Mbps for $39.99/mo

  • Gigabit Connection (up to 940/880 Mbps) for $59.99/mo (includes Fios router)

Qualifying customers may also be eligible to receive other Fios benefits and promotional offerings, depending on availability at the time of sign-up. Current offers include:

  • Router rental charge waived for 60 days
    (customers may also choose to buy or bring their own router)

  • 12 months of Disney+ on us

  • 12 months of Hulu on us

  • Mobile + Home Rewards benefits for customers with Verizon postpaid mobile services

  • Verizon Up access for additional benefits and discounts

  • Other promotions available to new subscribers at the time of sign-up

Eligibility for Lifeline varies by state. Verizon delivers quality, high-speed Fios internet service with no data caps to customers who depend on reliable and effective connectivity, and Lifeline customers will be able to enjoy the same benefits at a lower price.

Learn more about Verizon’s low-income Fios Internet program.

Learn more about the Lifeline government assistance program.

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