Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) ends. Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) fills the need for low-income Broadband assistance.
The Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) has announced that it has appropriated an additional $14.2B to help low-income households pay for their broadband services. As a part of this additional funding, the program is evolving into the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As part of this change, the monthly subsidy will now be $30, reduced from the previous $50 monthly subsidy through EBB.
Eligible subscribers enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) prior to December 30, 2021 will receive the monthly $50 EBB subsidy for an additional 60 days prior to automatic enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Beginning March 1, 2022, the EBBP will officially end and there will be no additional payments made in the monthly amount of $50.
Please note that eligible consumers enrolled in EBB are not in contract and are free to change their plan or cancel service at any time with no early termination fees.
In the event USAC provides any updates to this information, we will pass it on to our EBB subscribers as quickly as possible.
– Eligible consumers will receive $30 (reduced from $50) beginning March 1, 2022
– Consumers already enrolled in EBB will continue to receive EBB ($50) benefits until March 1, 2022
To Enroll Your Household in EBB/ACP:
Step 1: Verify/Apply
Step 2: Request VCA Service
Step 3: Complete our opt in form to enroll
Questions? FAQ: https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit
New Program Information: https://www.fcc.gov/acp