Affordable Connectivity Program Transition

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) might be ending. Applications closed on February 7, 2024. Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you are enrolled in ACP before February 7, 2024, you will keep getting the $30 or $75 benefit until the fund runs out, which is expected to be in April 2024.
  • You should be getting two more notices from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You should have received the first notice on or before January 25, 2024.
    • Around mid-March, you should get a notice telling you the last bill that you will receive with the ACP benefit.
    • You should also get a notice during the last billing cycle with ACP.
  • Your ISP should tell you what the cost of your bill will be without the ACP benefit.
  • Your ISP should tell you about ways to cancel your service or switch to a different plan.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has another program to help you connect to the internet.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a federal program dedicated to making phone and internet service more affordable for low-income households. This benefit provides eligible consumers with a monthly discount of up to $9.25. Consumers living on Tribal lands are eligible for an enhanced discount of up to $34.25 per month.

FAQs

You are eligible for Lifeline if one member of your household:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations

Various providers are participating in Lifeline. Depending on where you live, you may have a choice of providers. Check with mobile or broadband providers in your area to learn about their plans and eligible service offerings.

Click here to see Lifeline participating providers in Idaho.

Apply now by choosing one of the options below:

Online with USAC

Use the online application (available in English and Spanish).

Mail with USAC

Print an application: English Spanish

Complete the application and send it, along with copies of your proof documentation, to:

Lifeline Support Center

P.O. Box 9100

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773

Contact your phone or internet company

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