Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program for low-income households that Congress established in the recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill as a more permanent successor to the COVID-19-focused Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP).
This new program will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Please note that Broadlinc is NOT participating in the equipment-purchase portion of the program.
Who Is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
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;
- Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, 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; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.
How do I sign up?
Step 1: Qualify
First, you must apply for eligibility with USAC. Broadlinc cannot do this step for you. You must go online to this site and follow the steps to qualify your household. Click below to apply for eligibility (the button will take you to the USAC website).
Step 2: Return to Enroll and Agree
Once you have applied for eligibility, come back here, click the APPLY NOW button below, and fill out the form with the required information we need to connect your account to the FCC’s eligibility database (applies whether you’re an existing Broadlinc or a new customer).
If you don’t have online access, you may apply by mail. Please note this will cause significant delays in approval and enrollment. Please note this will cause significant delays in approval and enrollment. We recommend going to a local library to complete the application online to avoid delays.
Download & Print forms
If you cannot download forms or fill online, the FCC will mail you paperwork to become eligible.
See the below address to request forms to submit. Once you receive confirmation from the FCC that you are eligible, you can call us Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, at 855-552-2253 and paperwork will be mailed to you to complete and return to Broadlinc.
FCC Address to request forms and to submit for eligibility if online access is not available:
Affordable Connectivity Program Support Center
PO Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Broadlinc address to enroll after eligibility is confirmed if online access is not available:
150 Progress Way
Owenton, KY 40359
Enroll and Agree
Please fill out this application, and agreement to apply with Broadlinc for enrollment into the Affordable Connectivity Program. Once you submit the form, you will receive a copy in your email, and our staff will be notified. We contact you by the end of the next business day to confirm successful enrollment and provide next step information.
REMINDER: If you have not done so, you must apply for eligibility with USAC before filling out the form below.