The Affordable Connectivity Program
What it is:
In 2021, Congress established the ACP in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and appropriated $14.2 billion for the program. Current ACP funding is projected to run out at the end of April 2024. As of January 2024, Congress has not appropriated additional funding for the ACP to keep the program going beyond April 2024. As a result, the FCC has begun taking steps to wind down the ACP. Wind-down steps will result in ending the ACP at which time enrolled households will no longer receive program discounts.
This is all we know at this time and will provide you updates as we are informed of them. For more information, please contact us at (724) 593-2411.
For More Information on the ACP Wind-Down, please refer to this link.
LHTC Broadband is participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal government assistance program that provides eligible households with a discount on Internet service. The ACP will provide a discount of up to $30 on Internet bills for households that meet income eligibility requirements. It’s important to note, LHTC Broadband does not determine a household’s eligibility. The member will receive approval for the program from the USAC’s National Verifier and the member will provide LHTC Broadband with an enrollment code for verification.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
You are eligible for the ACP if you (or someone in your household) participate in one of these programs:
- Qualified based on household income, if your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provisions schools
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
You may need to show a card, letter, or official document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for the ACP.