Affordable Connectivity Program

Whidbey Telecom has been approved by the FCC as a provider for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help lower the cost of high speed internet for qualifying low-income households.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.


You can apply for the ACP beginning December 31, 2021.

About the Program


Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term program to replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Households enrolled in the EBB as of December 31, 2021 will continue to receive their full EBB benefit until March 1, 2022.

Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program

Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the low-income criteria, including but not limited to, qualifying for the Lifeline program or free and reduced-price school lunch programs.

View the FAQs for the full eligibility list.


You may also be eligible for discounted service through the Federal Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a government benefit program under which eligible low-income customers may qualify for a discount for residential local telephone service OR stand-alone internet at your primary residence.

Click here to learn more.

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