Broadband Corp is a partnering entity with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to empower households in accessing quality Internet services at affordable rates. In line with Congress’ initiative, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has been established and is currently overseen by the FCC. Through the ACP, eligible households can receive financial assistance of up to $30 per month to offset their internet expenses.
How do I qualify for ACP?
To determine if you are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), please consider the following criteria:
- Income: Your household qualifies if your income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
- Assistance Programs: If any member of your household is enrolled in certain assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, federal public housing assistance, WIC, or Lifeline, you are eligible for ACP benefits. If you are already enrolled in Lifeline, you automatically qualify for ACP.
- School Meal Programs: If you or any member of your household receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, you meet the eligibility requirements for ACP.
- Federal Pell Grant: If you received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year, you are eligible for ACP benefits.
- Tribal Programs: If you participate in Tribal-specific programs such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), you qualify for ACP benefits.
The FCC has setup the following website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) to assist and apply for the program
Apply for ACP Benefit
If you do not yet have a Broadband Corp. internet account, you’re in the right place to learn how to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program and get the benefits applied to a new Broadband Corp. internet account.
Go to the FCC’s National Verifier website and apply.
National Verifier will determine whether you are eligible for the program benefits.
Give us a call at 952-215-3800 Opt#1 (sales)
We will then send you an email requesting information from the FCC’s application.
When you have finished with your application you will then need to provided us the following:
- The Application ID#
- Whom are you applying under, yourself or another person in your household? This would be whom you applied with USAC not the name on your account with us.
- What email and/or phone number is on the application.
- We will need the date of birth for the qualified person to confirm your eligibility.
- If you qualified under one of the follow Program Exceptions:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Head Start
- Eligibility Based on Income
- Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension
- School Lunch / Breakfast Program
- What School?
- Federal Pell Grant
- Existing low-income program
You can expect to see one or more emails from Broadband Corp., including confirmation that we’ve received your application and notice of approval or next steps needed to get approved.
If you have any issues or concerns with the Affordable Connectivity Program, we’re here to help. You also have the right to file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by visiting the FCC Consumer Complaint Center website or by contacting the FCC Consumer Complaint Center at 1-888-225-5322.
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