Affordable Internet For ACP Households: Low Income Broadband Services Announced
Using the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) from the FCC, Comlink’s new fast application service helps users to qualify for home internet with unlimited data, at no cost to themselves.
More information about the ACP, the Comlink fast application service, and the eligibility requirements can be found at https://saleslinkcrm.com/ampifire
The ACP helps to ensure that every household can access high-speed internet by providing rebates of up to $30 per month for eligible users, or up to $75 per month on qualifying tribal lands. The new service from Comlink provides unlimited data at a similar rate, allowing any eligible household to access high-speed internet at no cost.
Though the service is limited to one rebate per household, Comlink can also provide each household with one connected device, most often a tablet. While the internet connection and unlimited data are fully covered by the ACP, users must co-pay between $10 and $50 to receive a new tablet, and this portion of the program is subject to availability.
To qualify, a household must have income equal to or lesser than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or have at least one household member who meets one of the program’s other requirements. The full list can be found on the Comlink Total Solutions website, or users can contact a representative for more information.
A household can qualify if any member has received a Federal Pell Grant the same year, or qualified for any of several assistance programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP, or Federal Housing Assistance. The program is also open to those with Veterans Pensions, Survivor Benefits, or users enrolled in the FCC’s Lifeline service.
Originally, a similar program was offered under a different name, the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). This program helped low-income households to access the internet during the recent pandemic, providing them with equal access to essential tools that moved online during 2020 and 2021.
In 2021 when the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act was passed into law, it included the ACP as a permanent extension of the original EBB. Users can apply for the new program directly through Comlink Total Solutions, regardless of whether they have already enrolled in the EBB, or whether they wish to apply for a new tablet as well.
More information about the EBB, ACP, and Comlink Total Solutions, as well as the fast application service, can be found at https://saleslinkcrm.com/ampifire
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