July 6, 2022
Our nation’s broadband providers are committed to connecting all Americans to broadband. On December 31, 2021, the FCC launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – the successor to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program – approved in the bipartisan Infrastructure Act – to help struggling households pay for internet service. USTelecom is excited to spread the word about this important initiative to communities and families who need it most.
The $14.2 billion program provides eligible households with up to $30 per month ($75 on Tribal lands) for internet service as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 towards a laptop, desktop computer or tablet.
Resources from the FCC and USAC
ACP Consumer Outreach Toolkit: This resource provides resources to help you connect your community through the ACP. The toolkit includes infographics, fact sheets, flyers, and social cards, many translated into Spanish. You can access the toolkit here.
ACP Pre-Screening Widget: This interactive widget includes questions that a consumer can answer to determine if they may qualify for the ACP and presents next steps based on the responses. To add an ACP pre-screening widget to your website, email ACProgram@usac.org with the subject line “ACP Widget” for technical support. In the email, please include the web address where you plan to add the widget.
“The broad range of providers across the country that continue to participate in federal programs like the ACP is another sign of broadband providers’ commitment to delivering connectivity solutions.”
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter
For questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
USTelecom members participating in the program include:
Beggs Telephone Co.
Chickasaw Telephone Company
Darien Telephone Company
Great Plains Communications
Hamilton Telephone Company
Hot Springs Telephone Co.
Highland Telephone Cooperative
Lincoln County Telephone System, Inc.
Moapa Valley Telephone Company
Monon Telephone Company
Oneida County Telephone
Pattersonville Telephone Company
Pennsylvania Telephone Company
Pottawatomie Telephone Co.
Riviera Telephone Company
Silver Star Communications
Southwest Texas Communications
TSC – Hanson Communications Inc.
Union Springs Telephone Company