Notice: The ACP program is ending

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help households pay for internet service.
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Lifeline Program

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For qualified low-income subscribers, including those who live on Tribal Lands (ecoLINK service area is considered Tribal Lands).

Consumers living on Tribal lands can receive up to $34.25 off phone or Internet service.

What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $34.25 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 and the program is limited to one discount per household. There are restrictions to the Lifeline program. 


You may qualify for a discount if you live on Tribal Lands AND can provide proof for any ONE of the following:

Your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines,


You participate in any ONE of these government benefit programs:

- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Medicaid
• Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
• Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
• Tribal Head Start (income based)
• Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Assistance

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE: Find the online application at
MAIL YOUR APPLICATION: Print an application from

Tips for applicants on tribal lands

• Check the “Tribal Lands” box.
• Provide a Tribal ID Number if a SSN is unavailable.‚Äč


(800) 234-9473
9AM – 9PM ET

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