Emergency Broadband




The Affordable Connectivity Program

Overview: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help low-income households pay for internet service.

The benefit provides up to a $30/month discount for broadband services.

Households are eligible if one member of the household has the following:

  • Participates in Lifeline program
  •  Has a household income at or below 200% of federal income
  •  Received Federal Pell Grant in current award year
  •  Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program 2021-22 school year
  •  Participates in WIC Program for Woman, Infants, Children Nutritional program
  •  Participates in Government Lifeline:
  •    Medicaid
  •    SNAP
  •    Federal Public Housing Assistance
  •    Veterans and Survivors Pension benefits

Please apply at:

https://acpbenefit.org/  to submit an application and upload documents, after getting approved, please call your local provider, give them your application ID and they will enroll you into the ACP benefit.

Contact customer support with any questions regarding applying at 315-865-5201

Please Note:

  • Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household.
  • Consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Affordable Connectivity Program on January 1, 2022.

*Federal Lifeline Service

You may be eligible for a discount on your monthly telephone service if you receive assistance from one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance (SNAP aka Food Stamps)
  • Non-Service-Related Veterans Disability Pension / Veterans Surviving Spouse Pension
  • Meeting the Financial Eligibility Requirements of 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Persons who are eligible to receive benefits from one or more of the programs listed above but are not currently receiving benefits from that program. For more information about this discount please visit Home – Universal Service Administrative Company (lifelinesupport.org) or call the Business Office at 315-865-5201.