Eligible Lifeline program participants are invited to participate in the new federal government funded Affordable Connectivity Program set to start on December 31, 2021. This page provides required disclosures about the ACP and eligibility for the program, as well as the Terms and Conditions that apply to your participation in the program. If you have additional questions, call us at 855-392-7747 or 611 from your Assist Wireless phone.
The ACP is a government benefit program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices. The ACP monthly service and device discounts are non-transferrable. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount. Eligibility for the ACP will be determined by the National Verifier, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Lifeline program participants are eligible to participate in ACP. Your household can receive only one Lifeline and one ACP benefit. Your ACP plan can be separate or combined with your Lifeline plan, depending on the service plan you choose. If you would like to have your ACP plan on a separate device with a different phone number, you may contact Assist Wireless customer service. Lifeline participants may continue their existing Lifeline services without enrolling in the ACP and may choose to take ACP benefits from another service provider. ACP Program benefits may be obtained from any participating provider of your choosing and your monthly service benefit may be transferred to another provider at any time. If the FCC announces the end of the ACP, we end our ACP service offers, or we determine your household is no longer eligible, we will notify you and you will remain on or revert to the standard FREE Lifeline plan where available and if you are eligible. You may choose another broadband plan by paying the applicable undiscounted rate of any of our plans available at that time plus applicable fees and taxes.
For more details on plan offerings and for full program terms and conditions, visit https://www.Assistwireless.com/affordable-connectivity-program. Available upload/download speeds will be determined by your particular service plan and speeds also depend on other factors, including network availability, as described here: https://www.Assistwireless.com/internet-transparency/. Our standard terms of service, including the Acceptable Use Policy, apply and are available here: https://www.Assistwireless.com/terms-of-service/. For more information about your FREE Affordable Connectivity Program benefit eligibility and the program, go to https://www.Assistwireless.com/affordable-connectivity-program or call us at 611 or 855-392-7747
The ACP is a government benefit program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts of up to $30 per eligible household on monthly broadband Internet access service (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands) and up to $100 on certain connected devices (with a required co-pay of between $10 and $50). ACP services and devices are subject to consumer eligibility, provider participation, product availability, and approval by the FCC/Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The ACP was launched on December 31, 2021, and replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Subscribers enrolled in the EBB as of December 31, 2021 may keep their EBB benefit for 60 days and must transition to the ACP benefit on March 1, 2022, if eligible.
The ACP shares the same qualifying program based eligibility criteria as the Federal Lifeline program, including participation in CalFresh / SNAP, Medi-Cal / Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, and Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Fund. Additional eligibility criteria are unique to ACP and do not qualify for Lifeline, including Pell Grants (current award year recipients), Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and Breakfast (including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision), WIC Program, and income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. ACP eligibility will be determined for the FCC by USAC’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or an alternative verification process approved by the FCC.
Only eligible consumers may receive ACP discounts. The ACP monthly service and device discounts cannot be transferred to another household or individual. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount. ACP discount recipients must either make or answer a voice call message (if your device is capable), send a text message (if your device is capable), use data, purchase minutes, or respond to direct contact from us at least once during any 30-day period to continue receiving your ACP service.
No. You must opt-in and choose an eligible ACP service plan. Lifeline plans and benefits may be maintained without enrolling in the ACP. If you want to apply for ACP service only, please call 888-294-9237. If you’re a California customer that did not qualify for Lifeline based on a federal program, you will need to apply for ACP eligibility at https://acpbenefit.org/.
ACP benefits may be obtained from any participating provider of your choosing and your monthly service benefit may be transferred to another provider at any time.
Lifeline is the FCC’s permanent program to support affordable access to essential communications services such as broadband Internet access. The ACP is a new program designed to provide additional support to make broadband more affordable for struggling households. Your Lifeline and ACP benefits can be combined and applied to the same service plan or applied to different service plans.
The FCC is phasing out the EBB and replacing it with the ACP beginning on December 31, 2021. Eligible subscribers who are enrolled in Assist Wireless’s EBB Services as of 6:00 PM Eastern Time on December 30, 2021, will continue to receive service with an up to $50 EBB program subsidy (or for households on Tribal lands, up to $75) during a 60-day transition period, which lasts from December 31, 2021 to March 1, 2022. The discount amount available to subscribers who are enrolled in the ACP after the transition period will be up to $30 per month. EBB subscribers who qualified for the EBB through eligibility criteria that are not applicable to the ACP will be required by USAC to demonstrate their eligibility in the National Verifier to receive an ACP benefit using the ACP criteria before the end of the transition period. EBB subscribers will receive additional information if they are required to take additional steps to transition to the ACP benefit on March 1, 2022.
You can apply your ACP discount to any available Assist Wireless service plan. Service plans are posted on Assist Wireless’s website at www.assistwireless.com.
Assist Wireless provides high-speed broadband service to ACP customers. Your service plan terms and conditions may limit the amount of high-speed data included with your service plan and the actual speeds you will achieve while using our broadband services. Maximum speeds are optimal for real-time or near real-time, high-bandwidth uses, but lower speeds may affect your ability to stream audio and video, access certain websites and content, or interact with available applications. Other factors, including your device, network availability from our underlying carrier, your proximity to cellular towers, and environmental factors, may affect speeds. For additional information about broadband speeds, visit https://assistwireless.com/open-internet-statement/.
The ACP benefit is subject to funding availability from the FCC, provider participation, and consumer eligibility. If the FCC announces that funding has been exhausted, we discontinue our ACP service offers, or we determine you are no longer eligible for the ACP, we will notify you and revert to our standard FREE Lifeline plan where available and if you are eligible, or you may choose another service plan by paying the applicable undiscounted rate for any of our plans available at that time plus applicable fees and taxes. Our terms and conditions will apply.
Our ACP Terms and Conditions apply, available at: https://www.assistwireless.com/affordable-connectivity-program/ in addition to any others communicated to you that are specific to your service plan. For more information about the ACP, you can call us at 855-392-7747 or 611 from your Assist Wireless phone.