Affordable Connectivity Program

ACP ENROLLMENTS SUSPENDED

* February 8th, 2024

Dear FBEMC Members,

ACP enrollments have been frozen as of February 8th, 2024. If Congress does not pass a bill to fund the program further, each customer currently enrolled in ACP will be responsible for the full amount of their bill.


FCC ANNOUNCES WIND DOWN OF ACP PROGRAM

* January 18th, 2024

Dear FBEMC Members,

We hope this message finds you well. We have important news to share regarding the federal government’s funding situation. As of February 8th, 2024, the federal government has announced that it will run out of funding unless Congress provides further support.

Due to this situation, ACP enrollments will be frozen as of February 8th, 2024. If Congress does not pass a bill to fund the program further, each customer currently enrolled in ACP will be responsible for the full amount of their bill.

WHAT IS IT?

The Afordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.

The benefit provides:
• Up to $30/month discount for internet service;

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

• Participates in any of the following assistance programs: SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
• Participates in any of the following Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Tribal Head Start (income based);
• Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program.

If you have already been approved for the program, and are currently a customer of a different internet service, then you will need to fill out BOTH our ACP Transfer Form and our FB Fiber Broadband Provider Form in order to switch to FB Fiber and receive your discount.

*ENROLLMENTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AS OF FEBRUARY 8TH, 2024

TO LEARN MORE Visit fcc.gov/acp

THREE STEPS TO ENROLL

1

to submit an application or

print a mail-in application

2
Once you receive an approval email
back from USAC, submit the

FB Fiber Broadband Provider Form

or stop by our Marshall office to fill out
the form in person.

3
Wait for us to contact you with
a confirmation that your discount
has been applied to your bill.

Eligible households must both apply for
the program and complete the FB Fiber form.

TO LEARN MORE
Call 877-384-2575 or
Visit fcc.gov/acp

OFFICE HOURS

8:00am – 4:30pm

MARSHALL PHONE

828.649.2051

OFFICE HOURS

8:00am – 4:30pm

MARSHALL PHONE

828.649.2051