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MCA is keenly aware that broadband connectivity goes beyond the poles and wires across communities.  To ensure access, individuals must be able to access broadband service.  Access includes financial affordability, access to equipment, and support for training to use digital services. 


More information on MCA’s work to ensure digital equity for all is available on our digital equity initiatives page.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides a monthly discount on internet service of up to $30 per eligible household or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands.  The discount is applied directly to your monthly bill. If you are already eligible for Lifeline, you are automatically eligible for the ACP as well.

Households are eligible if the annual income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, if anyone already receives Lifeline, or if you participate in one of these programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps

  • Medicaid

  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) (including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians)

  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year

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