Save $30 per month
on your internet bill
You could be eligible for a discount of up to $30/month toward broadband service. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program to help eligible households pay for internet service.
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:
Your public school district may participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). If you have a student currently enrolled in a CEP public school, you may be eligible for a $30 discount on your internet service, regardless of your income level.
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If eligible, you will receive a monthly discount of up to $30.
No, the ACP provides a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $30 per eligible household. Upcountry Fiber will receive the funds directly from the ACP.
The discount will be applied to your broadband service, but the ultimate cost to you will depend on the eligible plan you select from us.
Yes. You are responsible for any amount over $30 per month for broadband service under the ACP.
Yes. The monthly discount can be used to cover WiFi X or WiFi Extended in addition to your broadband service cost. Keep in mind the total monthly discount remains $30.
The ACP is limited to one monthly service discount per household, which is defined as any individual or group of individuals who are living together at the same address and share income and expenses.
No. WCTEL is not participating in the “new device” option of the ACP and will not be contributing to any discounts for new devices.
Yes, the benefit is available to eligible new, prior, and existing customers of participating providers.
A household may enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program if its school participates in the USDA Community Eligibility Provision or the household separately applied for and has been approved for benefits in the free and reduced price school lunch program or school breakfast program. If a school is offering lunch or breakfast free to all students regardless of income based on a program other than the Community Eligibility Provision – such as through COVID-19 waivers extending the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – then the household would not be eligible through the free and reduced price school lunch program or school breakfast program by virtue of an extension of the SSO or SFSP.
Yes. If you qualify for the ACP, talk to your property manager/landlord and ask that they work with us to learn more about the benefits that might be available to you and other eligible residents.
Yes, if you agree to continue receiving service from us.
Lifeline is the FCC’s program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. To participate in the Lifeline program, consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in certain federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, or certain Tribal Programs. You can see if you are eligible by reviewing the information available at lifelinesupport.org (click “Do I Qualify?”).