At GoNetspeed, we’re dedicated to connecting communities. We know it’s not just the technology that matters, it’s what that technology allows: in our life, in our work, in our family. So, with this in mind, we are excited to share some information about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
In November of 2021, the federal government created the ACP to help, “ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.”
Benefits of the ACP
The ACP provides eligible households a maximum of $30 per month toward service.
Is Your Household Eligible?
If a member of your household participates in one of the following government programs, your household may qualify for the ACP: Lifeline, SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, FPHA, Veterans Pension, Survivors Pension, free and reduced price lunch program, school breakfast program, current Federal Pell Grant, WIC, (new to program), attends a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), or your household income falls below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. To see if you’re eligible, visit www.fcc.gov/acp.
Please note that you must apply through the government website before we can enroll you. Below is a list of the GoNetspeed/Otelco companies that are currently participating. (Please check back as this list will continue to grow.)
Brindlee Mountain Telephone
I-Land Internet Services
CRC Communications (WiValley)
Pine Tree Telephone
Saco River Telephone
Upstate Fiber Networks
Ontario Telephone Company
Trumansburg Telephone Company
The first step is to apply and get prequalified! It’s easy! Go to affordableconnectivity.gov to submit an application (or you can print out and mail in an application). If you receive service from one of the companies listed above, please contact us. We can talk with you about plan options and have the discount applied to your bill.
How To Get Help With the ACP
To get help with the ACP (eligibility questions, participating providers, etc.) you can reach out to our GoNetspeed Customer Service. You can also visit www.fcc.gov/acp or contact the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.