Everything to Know About the Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

Internet access is essential for people of all backgrounds to work, learn, and play in our increasingly digital world. However, some households need a little extra financial support to pay for these services. That’s where the Affordable Connectivity Program comes in!

In this blog, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the Affordable Connectivity Program and how to find out if you qualify for these benefits.

About the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The ACP is a federal government initiative that provides a monthly discount on internet service for qualifying low-income households. Eligible non-Tribal households may receive a maximum monthly benefit of $30 to put toward internet service. If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you can receive a discount of up to $75.

Eligibility Requirements

  • People who participate in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
  • Individuals who participate in Tribal-specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • People who participate in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision
  • Households that received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year

How to Receive ACP Benefits

Before you can receive the benefits of this program to put toward your internet plan with United and Turtle Mountain Communications, you must first apply with, and receive approval from, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Here are the steps to follow:

1. Visit the FCC website to confirm that you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

2. Apply for the ACP with, and receive approval from, the FCC.

3. Once you’ve received approval from the FCC, complete our ACP application to sign up for our internet services. 

Every household in the country should have access to phone service or eligible broadband, which brings security, connection, and opportunities. If you have any questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program application process, contact our team!