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How About $30 - $75 off Internet or Mobile Phone Service? ACP Explained

Who doesn’t love the idea of CHEAP Internet?

Finally! Affordable Internet & Cell Service!
Affordable Connectivity Program for Cell or Internet

Who doesn't love the idea of CHEAP Internet? Believe it or not, many households qualify for the government subsidized program called ACP - the Affordable Connectivity Program.

What is the ACP Program?

This is an FCC (Federal Communications Commision) benefit program that assists households meeting limited income criteria to obtain the broadband needed for work, school, healthcare and to stay connected. The $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program has now served more than 11.5 million households.

The ACP program provides a discount up to $30 per month towards internet service or mobile service and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. If a household qualifies, there can also be provided a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from providers that participate. There is a limit of one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Is Your Household Eligible for the ACP Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines:

or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.

  • SNAP

  • Medicaid

  • Federal Housing Assistance, including:

  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)

  • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811

  • Public Housing

  • Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • WIC

  • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

  • or Lifeline;

[Note: If you already participate in the Lifeline program, you are automatically qualified for the ACP and you do not need to apply and prove your eligibility a second time. Talk to your internet company about how to receive ACP discounts. If you qualify for both programs, you can choose to receive the Lifeline benefit from one company and the ACP benefit from a different company.]

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

  • Tribal TANF

  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

  • Tribal Head Start (income based)

How Do You Enroll In ACP?

To enroll in this program:

  1. A household can go on line to to complete and submit an application. You will need to provide pictures of required documents.

- OR print out a mail-in application, complete and mail in the application. You will need to provide excellent copies of the documents requested.

2. Contact Fast Internet USA to assist you with selecting a plan, ordering equipment and have the discount applied to your bill.

What Does This Mean For You?

Internet & ACP Discount:

The ACP program is only available through participating providers. Fast Internet USA can provide internet with the ACP program discount for qualified consumers with

  • AT&T

  • HughesNet

  • CenturyLink.

This is a $30 discount per month ($75/month for Tribal lands) for internet service. This can bring down the cost to $20 or less per month depending on the plan.

Here are some examples:

HughesNet Satellite and ACP:

HughesNet has two residential programs available depending on your location.

  1. HughesNet Satellite Only

Remember that Tribal households have $75 / month discount.

2. HughesNet Satellite Fusion Combination

Remember that Tribal households have $75 / month discount.

The HughesNet Fusion is a new program available in limited areas:

AT&T Internet and ACP:

AT&T Internet Service is available nationwide -

  • AT&T Fiber is only available in select areas. Call us to check availability. (AT&T Fiber is not available in Washington, Idaho or Oregon.)

  • Other AT&T Internet Options are available on a limited basis; We are clarifying an LTE option in conjunction with Cell Service. Call if you are interested.

Century Link Internet and ACP:

CenturyLink is available in specific areas only - call us to check availability.

$50 / month (decreased to $20/month with ACP) .

CenturyLink offers:

  • CenturyLink Fiber Internet (up to 940Mbps via a wired connection)

  • CenturyLink Simply Unlimited Internet (speeds up to 100Mbps, unlimited data)

Give us a call and we will get you hooked up.

Cellular / Mobility Service and ACP:

T-Mobile Cell / Mobility ACP:

AT&T Cell / Mobility ACP:

The AT&T Cell program has 3 levels of service and data:

As you can see, the more lines you add the bigger the discount. Once you are signed up to a program, you go to to enroll your account in the ACP discount.

Subtract $30/month off the total for the ACP Discount.

Give us a call if you are interested as there are many rewards programs (teacher, military, first-responder, AARP), trade in and porting phone number ($6.95 off for 35 months) discounts as well as sizeable rebates for signing up for service.

The bottom line is that with ACP, internet or phone service (and purchase of a device) is more affordable and feasible for those with limited income.

As always, if you have any questions, give us a call. We are here to help.

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