WHO: The Federal Communications Commission has announced that the ACP could end.
WHAT: The ACP provides eligible households with a monthly discount up to $75 on internet service.
WHEN: ACP enrollment ends Feb. 7. April is expected to be the last fully funded month the ACP is offered
WHY: ACP will end unless Congress appropriates additional funding. We happily participated in the ACP to offer you service at a discounted rate, but with the FCC's announcement, we can no longer offer this program.
We'll communicate more information to you as it becomes available.
We encourage you to contact your elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to voice your concerns about the impact this situation may have on you and your community and to request they continue funding the ACP. You may contact your U.S. Senators by calling the ACP Action Hotline at (800) 397--2937. You may also find and contact your elected officials by visiting https://www.congress.gov/contact-us.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new program designed to provide additional support to make internet more affordable for struggling households. Lifeline is the FCC's permanent program to support affordable access to essential communications services.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help households pay for internet service.
If your household is eligible, you can receive:
- Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
- Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household.
Already a Lifeline subscriber?
If you are currently enrolled in the Lifeline program, you do not have to apply again for the ACP. Simply give us a call at (918) 756-0833 and we will walk you through the process.
Learn more and apply at www.acpbenefit.org.
For qualified low-income subscribers, including those who live on Tribal Lands.
What is Lifeline?
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.
ecoLINK is authorized to provide Lifeline-supported services within East Central Electric’s service territory.
Only eligible customers may enroll in the Lifeline program (see How do I qualify? below), and the program is limited to one discount per household. There are restrictions to the Lifeline program.
How much can I save?
If you qualify for the program, Lifeline can save you at least $9.25 a month on your phone bill. If you live on federally-recognized Tribal lands, you may qualify for additional discounts.
How do I qualify?
Qualifications for the Lifeline discount program are provided on the Lifeline application.
You must provide documentation to demonstrate that you are eligible for the Lifeline benefit.
Here are the ways you can qualify for Lifeline:
- Based on Your Income
- If You Use SNAP, Medicaid, or Other Programs
- Limit: One per Household
Learn more and apply at lifelinesupport.org.