Free tablet giveaway Thursday and Friday

Program is part of the Affordable Connectivity Program


Major Rickie Armour of the Salvation Army with one the free tablets being supplied this week.

By Regina Clarkin

Families that live in public housing or participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, or are receiving veterans benefits, are eligible for a free tablet as part of a program subsidized by the government and MaxSip Telecom. The free tablets will be given out on Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Peekskill’s Salvation Army at 117 Nelson Avenue.

In order to qualify for the electronic device, residents must fill out an application when they come to the Salvation Army that will not take more than a few minutes according to Major Rickie Armour of the Salvation Army.  There is a one time fee of $20 to be paid in cash that will activate the device. The tablet will come with free wi-fi for the next five years, through 2028.

Eligible families can receive one Foxx P8 Tablet per family. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. Maxsip Telecom is a leading provider of free internet and telecommunication services to people in need.