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What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) ?

The FCC has replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program)  with the new Affordable Connectivity Program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.  The benefit provides: • Up to $30/month discount for internet service

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;

  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;

  • Participates in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;

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

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

Two Ways to Apply



The quickest way to apply is online at

** Once the application is complete, be sure to keep your Application ID and confirmation numbers, and any login information. Next contact any Pine Belt office to complete the ACP discount process.  Remember all documentation must be printed and provided to Pine Belt to complete the enrollment process.  


Visit your local Pine Belt business office for in-person assistance with a Customer Service Representative.

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