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Yakima Valley Broadband Action Team

Help us Bring Universal Broadband Internet Access to the Yakima Valley.

A new federal program will help cover the cost of internet bills for qualified, low-income homes. We can help you apply to the Affordable Connectivity Program. There is no cost and no risk to receiving this benefit.

During our signup, our goal is to help all low-income households apply for affordable internet service.

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Eligible households can qualify for...
Monthly discount on internet service Up to $30/mo discount on your internet service and associated equipment rentals
Enhanced Tribal benefit Up to $75/mo discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
One-time device discount Up to $100 discount for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-pay of more than $10 but less than $50) where available
This program is limited to one discounted monthly service plan per household.
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:
Income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (more than 50 million households will qualify)
Participates in an assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
Participates in Tribal specific programs such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Reservations
Approved to receive the student free or reduced-price school meals
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current year
Meets criteria for participating internet provider's low-income program
Next Steps
  1. Visit to apply or print out a mail-in application found here
  2. Contact an internet service provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. Participating providers near you:
    • CenturyLink/Lumen: 855-648-1477
    • Viasat: 844-912-2812
    • HughesNet: 844-902-3107
    • Washington Broadband: 509-853-0858
    • PocketiNet: 509-295-9350
    • StarTouch/Declaration: 888-773-2203
    • Earthlink: 800-217-6231
    • Ziply Fiber: 866-699-4759
    • Starlink: 855-753-2495
    • UScellular: 844-901-2981
    • Charter/Spectrum: 844-901-2981

If you need assistance applying for the program, you can call (509) 255-7110. We will have people available Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. Assistance is available in Spanish.

Help us Bring Universal Broadband Internet Access to the Yakima Valley by Taking the One-Click Speed Test.

Don't have access to the internet at your location? You can still take the test with your smart phone or cellular device. Test multiple times from various locations to check if speed or access varies.

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Are you interested in working to improve broadband access in our community?

Please contact the Yakima County Department of Human Services at or (509) 574-1365 to join in our efforts. We especially welcome agencies that work with underserved and low-income populations.