Affordable Connection Program

The Affordable Connection Program (ACP) is a federally funded program to help families and households’ access and maintain internet access through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  With everything happening online these days, it’s so important that internet service is accessible.  Rock Island is excited to be a participating service provider.

About the ACP Discount

This is a $30 discount on Residential Fiber or LTE only. The Affordable Connection Program provides a discount of $30.00 towards broadband service for eligible households.

The Affordable Connection Program benefit is limited to one service discount and one device per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connection Program?

 

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • 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 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

 

How To Apply

Online:

By Mail:

  • Print an application here or call 833-511-0311 to request one be mailed to you
  • Return your completed application to:

ACP Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

In Person:

  • Libraries, schools, and family resource centers in San Juan County are ready to assist you with applying in person if necessary.

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ACP FAQ’s

What is the ACP Program?

The Affordable Connection Program is a federal program that allows qualifying customers to receive a credit on their monthly internet rate.

How much is the discount?

$30.00 off your monthly Residential Fiber or LTE internet service bill.

How do I qualify?
How do I apply?
How long will the discount last?

As this is a federal grant program, we don’t know how long the designated funds will last; we will update you as we learn more about the timeframe of this program

Can I use this discount on any Rock Island rate plan?

The discount is applicable to Residential Fiber or LTE Services :

If I lose this discount, how do I keep my costs low?

OPALCO offers an Energy Assist Program (EAP). Rock Island customers who qualify for ACP get discount on their internet service bill