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Spectrum and Kinetic by Windstream offering Internet assistance programs in Polk County

Spectrum and Kinetic by Windstream are offering Internet payment programs to help qualifying individuals in Polk County.

Spectrum Internet Assist is a low-cost, high-speed broadband service that provides qualifying households with Internet service for $17.99 per month.

To qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist, a member of the household must be a recipient of one of the following programs:

  • The National School Lunch Program (NSLP); free or reduced-cost lunch
  • The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (age 65 and over only). Programs that do not qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist are Social Security Disability (SSD), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Social Security Retirement and Survivor Benefits. These are different from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and do not meet eligibility requirements.

    Spectrum Internet Assist includes:
  • 30 Mbps of Internet speed with no data caps,
  • A free Internet modem,
  • No contracts, and
  • The ability to add in-home WiFi for $5 more a month.

Kinetic by Windstream is offering discounts to any new Kinetic Internet customer who qualifies for Lifeline benefits. Lifeline is a program offered by the Federal Communications Commission which provides monthly credits for communication services.

This offer is being made available to assist Lifeline customers who need fast, reliable Internet during this time when a home connection is necessary for work, school and other online activities.

  • Customers who are currently eligible for Lifeline may access their qualification code via the Lifeline verifier database. 
  • Customers that have not registered for Lifeline can do so online.    
  • To determine Lifeline eligibility and to obtain a qualification code, visit lifelinesupport.org/.

The Kinetic Internet offer for new customers with the required Lifeline qualification code includes the: 

  • First two months free.
  • $50 activation fee waived.
  • No contract term commitment, and
  • No data caps.


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