FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
You could save up to $30 on your internet bill.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program to help low-income households pay for internet service.
Who Is Eligible?
Households with an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible to receive assistance.
Households with a family member who meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Participates in certain assistance programs
,such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC ,or the FCC’s Lifeline program
- Participates in Tribal specific programs
,such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF ,or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
Call us at (800) 338-3300, and we’ll set up the credit on our end. We need your Affordable Connectivity Program Application ID to complete the process. Please have it readily available when you call.
Lifeline Service Program
You could get a monthly credit to help pay your phone or internet bill.
Lifeline is an FCC program to help low-income households pay for internet and phone services. Lifeline discounts qualifying monthly telephone service, broadband internet service, or bundled voice-broadband packages.
Who Is Eligible?
Households with an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible to receive assistance.
Households with a family member who participates in at least one of these federal assistance programs:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension Benefit
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
Call us at (800) 338-3300, and we’ll set up the credit on our end.
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