TEMPORARY FREE INTERNET ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (COVID-19)

HBC is dedicated to making sure everyone in our communities has access to the resources they need to succeed. In light of the school and work closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), HBC will provide 60-days of free broadband Internet service and router rental to eligible low-income households.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Receive Free or Reduced lunch for at least one child in the Universal Services National School Lunch program

AND/OR

  • Enrolled in Telephone Assistance Program (TAP)

Existing Internet Assistance Program Subscribers:

You do not need to complete the below enrollment form. Your April 2nd and May 2nd billing cycles will reflect a zero charge on qualifying Internet service and equipment.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please call us at (888) 474-9995.

TEMPORARY FREE INTERNET ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT FORM



  • Please submit proof of Free/Reduced Lunch and/or TAP eligibility in one of the following ways:

    1. By mail: HBC, Attn: HBC's Temporary Free Internet Assistance Program (COVID-19), 58 Johnson Street, Winona, MN 55987

    2. By email: mstiehl@exchange.hbci.com, Subject: HBC's Temporary Free Internet Assistance Program (COVID-19)

    3. In person: 58 Johnson Street, Winona, MN

    4. By fax: (507) 454-5878, Attn: HBC's Temporary Free Internet Assistance Program (COVID-19)

    5. By uploading proof to this form
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-HBC’s Temporary Free Internet Assistance Program (COVID-19) is available to new and existing residential customers in the HBC service areas. Internet service and Internet equipment (GigaHome Gateway) fees will be waived during the 60-day program period; taxes, fees, or surcharges will not be waived. New subscribers must provide eligibility paperwork at the time of subscription. Additional equipment is required for Air service. Air service availability to your location is not guaranteed. A technician will be scheduled to review your site for Air service eligibility. Other conditions may apply. Call office for details.