Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new, long-term $14 billion program that will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program). Households that have been enrolled in EBB prior to 12/31/21 will have a 60-day transition period with all EBB benefits intact, ensuring a smooth program transition to ACP by the March 1, 2022 effective date. All members impacted by this program change have received a letter explaining that they will continue to receive their current discount until February 2022 invoices, which reflect March services. Similar to the EBB Program, members may transfer their ACP discount to another provider at any time.
The maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households not located on qualifying Tribal lands. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
The monthly discount on broadband service will not apply toward associated equipment or Managed Wi-Fi service.
Households have new ways to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program, such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
If you would like more information about ACP or to see if you qualify, please visit acpbenefit.org.