City officials are partnering with Allo Communications to provide free internet service to a host of Lincoln nonprofits. 

The Community Connect Program will provide free one-gigabit broadband service for 10 years to 75 qualified nonprofits in the community. The program was a part of the city's  broadband franchise agreement with Allo. 

“We’re excited to see what these 75 nonprofits are capable of with ALLO fiber internet,” Brad Moline, ALLO Communications President said.  “Providing this free service to organizations that make a difference is a great way for us to give back to Lincoln."

ALLO will select 35 nonprofits, and the remaining 40 will be selected through a lottery system. The selections will be announced in January. 

To qualify, nonprofits must be located in Lincoln, have fewer than 75 full-time-equivalent employees, be certified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and meet other criteria. 

The application form for the lottery, which includes the full list of criteria, is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: allo).  Application forms may also be picked up during regular business hours at these locations:

  • Mayor’s Office, third floor of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street
  • ALLO Communications, 330 S. 21st Street

Applications must be mailed or delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, November 15 or postmarked on or before that day.