Get Connected: How the Affordable Connectivity Program Is Helping Communities Stay Online
Are you tired of expensive internet bills eating away at your budget? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) may be just what you need. The ACP is a new federal government program designed to help eligible households get connected by providing affordable internet service. At Mohawk Networks, we are proud to be an authorized provider for the ACP, and we are committed to helping you make the most of this program. Contact our team today to learn more about how the ACP can benefit you.
What Is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal government program designed to help eligible households connect by providing affordable internet service. It provides a discount of up to $30 monthly for broadband services to eligible customers. Customers who live on qualifying Tribal Lands can receive enhanced support of up to $75 per month toward broadband services.
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) administers the program and is part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program.
Who Qualifies for the Program?
To be eligible for the ACP, your household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or a member of the household must meet at least one of these criteria:
Receives Any of
- A Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- A participating provider’s existing low-income Internet program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- Lifeline Support
Participates in One of
- Free or reduced-price school lunch or school breakfast
- Federal housing assistance, such as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), Project-Based Rental Assistance, or Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians
Lives on Qualifying Tribal Land
and Participates in:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribal TANF
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Tribal Head Start (income based)
How Do I Apply for the ACP?
To apply for the ACP, you must apply online, receive confirmation, and then contact an authorized service provider such as Mohawk Networks. Our team can help you determine eligibility for the program and guide you through the application process.
Step 1: Submit an Application
First, you must go to the Affordable Connectivity website and apply for the program. You can also print an application from their website and mail it in. Applications are available in English and Spanish.
Step 2: Receive Your Enrollment ID
After submitting your application online, you’ll be taken to a page to see if your application is approved. If so, you’ll receive an application ID, which you must provide to a qualifying internet service provider.
Step 3: Contact Mohawk Networks
Whether you already have internet service with us or you don’t, you can contact us! We can be sure your voucher is applied to your monthly bill so you can start receiving your benefit and high-speed internet immediately.
Do I Need to Recertify for the ACP?
You will need to recertify for the ACP each year to maintain your eligibility. Our team can help you with the recertification process to ensure you continue receiving the program’s benefits. USAC sends a direct letter directly to you, and you have 60 days to recertify. You’ll use the same application process to recertify as you did for the initial enrollment.
If you don’t recertify yearly, you’ll lose your benefit and receive a higher internet bill. However, you reapply and are approved, we will happily apply your benefits to your account but unfortunately not retroactively.
Why Choose Mohawk Networks for the ACP Program Instead of Verizon or Spectrum?
As an authorized provider for the ACP, Mohawk Networks has the expertise and experience to help you make the most of the program. We offer reliable service, flexible plans, and unparalleled customer support to ensure that you stay connected. Plus, with no credit checks or contracts, you can enjoy peace of mind and the benefits of the ACP without any hassle.
We’re smaller scale and very community-based, so we do a couple of different things that most providers, like Spectrum or Verizon, wouldn’t do. For example, we make courtesy calls for people whose bills are overdue and reach out to them if there are any ACP issues. We can also help with the enrollment process, so you never have to worry about missing out on the benefits you deserve.
Plus, we receive a notification when your benefits run out if you ever forget to recertify in the Affordable Connectivity Program. We’ll contact you immediately and help you re-enroll if that ever happens!
How Do I Get Started with the ACP?
Getting started with the ACP is easy. Contact our team today to learn more about the program and determine if you are eligible. We will guide you through the application process and help you connect to affordable internet service.
Don’t let expensive internet bills keep you from staying connected. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) can help you get connected to reliable, affordable internet service. At Mohawk Networks, we are proud to be an authorized provider for the ACP, and we are committed to helping you make the most of this program. Contact our team today to learn more about how the ACP can benefit you and start enjoying the benefits of affordable internet access.