About the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government assistance program started in 2021 that offered discounted High-Speed Internet service to qualifying low-income households.
On January 11, 2024 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that funding for this program may run out as early as April 2024. Congressional approval on future funding is required for the program to continue. As a result, the FCC is preparing the potential end date of the ACP.
As of February 7, 2024 new applications are no longer being accepted. Existing applicants can still recertify.
The FCC will provide a 60-day notice of the program’s closure date, which is anticipated to be released before the end of February.
Visit fcc.gov/acp learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Frequently asked questions
How long will the Affordable Connectivity Program last?
The FCC announced on January 11, 2024 that it would no longer accept new applications as of February 7, 2024 in preparation for the program to come to an end. Funding could run out as early as April 2024, but this is subject to change.
Can new applicants apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
There will be an enrollment freeze starting February 7th at 11:59pm ET. No further applications will be accepted after this timeline.
Can I continue to receive Rise Broadband Internet service if I am no longer eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
Yes, you may opt to continue service after exiting the Affordable Connectivity Program.
If I qualify for the Program, will I continue to receive my $5/month Autopay discount?
Yes, the Autopay discount is available with Affordable Connectivity Program plans.
Can I apply for the Program if I have a past-due balance?
Yes you can apply even if you have a past-due balance with Rise Broadband!
Are digital home phone, Rise@Home, and Premium Wifi products included in the Affordable Connectivity Program?
No, the Affordable Connectivity Program only covers Internet service, but you can still include these features on your account. You will be billed for these features at normal monthly rates.
If the plan I choose is more than the ACP benefit, do I pay the extra myself?
Yes, any additional charges will be paid by the customer.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government assistance program and is only available to eligible consumers. The Program is limited to one discount per household.