Affordable Connectivity Program
Hunter Communications is proud to participate in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, ensuring all residents in our service areas have access to the reliable and affordable internet service they deserve.
Qualified customers can apply today and save $30 a month on their internet bill.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was created through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which provides the FCC funding to make internet service more affordable for low-income households. Replacing the temporary Emergecny Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, ACP is a long-term fund to help low-income households gain access to broadband in order to work, learn, and get healthcare.
ACP eligible households can receive up to $30 per month discount on their internet bill. Those living on qualified tribal lands are eligible for a discount of up to $75 per month.
Before claiming the benefit with your ISP, you must apply to ACP. Once applied to ACP, participants should contact their provider to have the discount applied to their bill.
Who is Eligible?
To see a complete list of eligible households, visit ACP’s website. Applicants may have to show proof of income (i.e. tax returns or pay stubs) or proof of participation in an assistance program (i.e. card, letter, or official document).
Households may qualify for ACP if they meet one of the following requirements:
- Income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines
- SNAP participants
- Medicaid participants
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA/Section 8) participants
- SSI participants
- WIC participants
- Lifeline participants
- Households with children approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program
- Households with an individual who received a Federal Pell Grant (during the current award year)
- Participants in Tribal programs
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribal TANF
- Food Distribution Program on Reservations (FDPIR)
What rules apply when I participate in the program?
If I already receive Lifeline benefits will I automatically receive the Affordable Connectivity Program.
No. You must opt-in with your existing provider or request enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program with a participating internet provider and chose an eligible service plan. You can choose to receive the benefit from your current Lifeline service provider or another participating provider.
Lifeline subscribers can keep their current benefits and also add a plan, wired or wireless, that is offered by a broadband provider that participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Eligible households can participate in both the Lifeline program and Affordable Connectivity Program for the same or different services.
Can new and existing customers participate?
Do I receive the funds directly each month?
How much of a discount will I receive on my bill?
ACP eligible households can receive a $30 per month discount on their internet bill.
Those living on qualified tribal lands are eligible for $75 per month.
What happened to the EBB program?
ACP has replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program as the long-term fund for internet affordability for low-income households.
For those previously enrolled in EBB who will not qualify for ACP, discounted benefits end on March 1, 2022.
Customers who were enrolled in EBB and who would like to transition to ACP, can visit this website for more information.
Where can I find more information?
What else do I need to know?
Our standard terms of service apply in addition to any others communicated to you that are specific to your service plan. Available upload/download speeds are available here.
*Terms of Service
Promotional offer subject to eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). ACP is administered by USAC with oversight from the FCC. The program provides non-transferable discounts on monthly internet bills for low-income households. An eligible household is limited to one monthly discount.
For more information see: Hunter Communications – Residential Terms of Service.
When you opt-in to the Affordable Connectivity Program, you will also be agreeing to the following:
- The ACP monthly service discount is non-transferrable.
- An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount.
- Remaining costs of the internet bill are the responsibility of the customer