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Save On Your Internet Bill

With the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, you can save on your bill and may be able to get high-speed internet for free.

Who Is Eligible for Free Internet and How It Works

Save With the Affordable connectivity program

In 2021, they rolled out this program called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). It was like a lifeline for low-income families and those who took a hit during the early COVID-19 days. Fast forward to 2022, and we got a new kid on the block – the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This one’s part of the big broadband deal in that massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill President Biden signed in November 2021.

Like its predecessor, the EBB, the ACP’s goal is to help folks afford internet that keeps them in the loop with our fast-changing world.

We all know how crucial a solid internet connection is these days, whether you’re working from home, tackling school assignments, or just binge-watching your favorite shows. But let’s face it, home internet can be a bit of a wallet-squeezer. It’s so pricey that some folks are left struggling to stay connected.

So, what’s in it for you if you qualify for this high speed internet discount? Well, you can shave $30 off your monthly internet bill. And if you happen to live on Tribal lands, that discount jumps up to a cool $75 every month. As of September 4th, more than 20.7 million households in the US have jumped on board.

Here’s the kicker: tons of internet service providers (ISPs) are all in on the Affordable Connectivity Program action. They’ve pledged to offer plans that give you at least 100 megabits-per-second download speeds for 30 bucks or less. In fact, there are over 1,600 ISPs on the ACP bandwagon. 

If you’re curious about which ones are available in your neck of the woods, you can hit up the Federal Communications Commission’s state-by-state list. And for the full scoop on this benefit, check out the government’s website at whitehouse.gov/getinternet. It’s your roadmap to getting in on the ACP goodness.

What are the program benefits?

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.
Not every internet company offers device discounts.

How can I qualify?

Learn more about how to qualify

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3 Easy Steps to Saving

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See If You Qualify

There are a number of ways to qualify for assistance from Affordable Connectivity program. Click here to find out more.

Submit Application

You can apply online at the FCC’s Universal Service Administration Co. here or if you prefer applying by mail, visit this link.

Call Us To Order

Once approved for the  Affordable Connectivity Program, call 844-663-9434 with your verification handy to order and we’ll set up your installation.


Affordability Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program that will provide a temporary credit toward broadband service for eligible households. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/acp for more information about the program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

Current HughesNet customers can apply for the discount at https://getinternet.gov/apply today. Upon approval, contact HughesNet Customer Care at 1-866-347-3292 and our agent will verify eligibility, provide plan details and sign you up for the ACP discount.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a $30 monthly credit for broadband service per eligible household, or up to $75 monthly credit per eligible household on Tribal lands. The credit will be applied to your broadband service, but the ultimate cost to you will depend on the eligible service plan you select. Call to learn about plans and pricing in your area.

All Residential service plans are eligible for the program. Business plans are not eligible at this time.

You will be notified about the last date or billing cycle that the full benefit will apply to your bill (and the date or billing cycle that a partial benefit will apply to your bill.) The notification will also include information about the cost of your broadband service after the program ends, should you choose to continue with the service. Important note: Your broadband service will end when the program ends, unless you request or opt-in to continue broadband service once ACP ends.

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