What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.  The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount.

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year

What else should I know?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is non-transferable and is limited to one discount per household. Upon the program’s conclusion, subscribers will be subject to ATC Communications regular rates, terms and conditions.

How do I sign up?

Go to https://acpbenefit.org to apply for or determine eligibility for this program under the Affordable Connectivity Program. Then contact ATC Communications 308.962.7298 to sign up for services or apply the discount to your existing services. Your eligibility will need to be confirmed and written consent will be obtained before your discount can be applied to your account.

For more information about the ACP and for enrolling, please visit the FCC website.  You can also send an email to ACPQuestions@usac.org for answers on frequently asked questions.

FCC ACP Info:  https://www.fcc.gov/acp

USAC ACP Info:  ACPBenefit.org