Introducing the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Introducing the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new long-term, $14 billion program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). This program is designed to subsidize broadband costs for qualifying households. This webpage provides the latest information about the new Affordable Connectivity Program. Below are some frequently asked questions about the program, eligibility requirements, timing, and steps required to participate.

Important Updates

Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new long-term, $14 billion program, which will replace the existing Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP).

Please be aware of the following changes to the program:

  • The effective date of change is 12/31/21
  • The name will change from EBBP to ACP
  • The benefit will change from $50 to $30
  • Existing EBBP customers, enrolled as of 12/30/21, will continue to recieve $50 credit through the 60-day transition period 2/28/22.  On March 1st, those customers automatically transfer to the $30 ACP benefit.
  • New customers, who qualify on 12/31/21 or after, will enroll in the ACP and receive the $30 credit.
  • Tribal benefit credit will remain $75
  • Customers will receive additional information if you need to take steps to retain your benefit after the transition period.
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Step 1:

Apply Online

To help you get started, let’s first make sure your location is serviceable.  Please enter your address below.

Step 2:

National Verifier Application

Fill Out the National Verifier Application on the link below to receive your Application ID

https://acpbenefit.org/

Step 3:

Connect Services

Once you receive your National Verifier Application ID you are ready to connect your services.

Please give us a call at: 800-658-2150

FAQ & More Information

When can I sign up?

You can sign up immediately.

 

How much is the benefit?

Eligible households will receive up to a $30 monthly discount on broadband services, and up to $75 for people living on tribal lands.

 

How do I know if I’m eligible?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or 
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaide, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Is 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 in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year

 

How do I know if I qualify for the Program?

Visit this webpage to determine whether you qualify: https://acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/

 

What do I need to do if I qualify for the Program?

Applications are available here ( English / Spanish ).   You can also go to this website for instructions: https://acpbenefit.org/how-to-apply/

 

How long does the benefit last?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is the new long-term benefit that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Congress has not set an expiration date.

 

How many people in my household are eligible to receive the Affordable Connectivity Program?

If any one member of a household is eligible, then that household is eligible to receive the Affordable Connectivity Program. However, the Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount per eligible household.