Rainbow Communications to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a long-term FCC program that provides federally funded discounts on internet service and connected devices to low-income households. The ACP replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program developed in 2020 to address pandemic-related challenges to internet access.
About The Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
Who Is Eligible For The Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible if a member of a household meets one of the criteria below:
• Has an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines;
• Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline;
• Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
• Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-20, 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year;
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
Rainbow customers can apply online at www.acpbenefit.org. Contact a Rainbow customer service representative at 800-892-0163. For additional resources, visit www.fcc.gov/acp