Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

EBB Program Changing Name
 
Effective Dec. 31, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is changing the name of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The EBB program was created to provide a monthly discount on broadband internet services for qualifying low-income households at the start of the pandemic. Those enrolled in the EBB program as of Dec. 31 will continue to receive the current monthly benefit ($75 for those who live on tribal lands, $50 for all others) during a 60-day transition period, which expires on March 1, 2022.  

ACP Continues to Provide Discount on Broadband Services 
Under the ACP and after the transition period, the discount will be adjusted to $30 per month. Those who live on tribal lands will continue to receive a $75 monthly discount. There is no obligation to continue with current service offerings; customers who qualify for the ACP looking for a speed increase, for instance, may upgrade their internet and still receive the ACP discount.   

To determine service costs, go back to the homepage and select one of the items in the blue bar at the top (Must-see TV, High-speed Internet, Crystal-clear Phone, or Bundle Deals for a combination). Then select the appropriate community from the dropdown menu.  

Current customers will be notified if additional steps are required to continue enrollment in the ACP once the transition period expires.    

Additional Information Available Online 
More information on the ACP can be found the FCC’s website at fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program