Helping Families Connect

Effective 12/31/21 the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will transition to the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect qualifying households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

Who Is Eligible for the THE Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program;
  • Receives or has received benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Participates in Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (“WIC”);
  • Has a total household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of that size

Customers applying on or before 12/30/21 by 4.59pm CST can still qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Qualifiers are:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers

For current Lifeline customers

Opt In

For non-Lifeline customers

Step 1 - Verify Eligibility REQUIRED
You must verify eligibility before submitting an application to UScellular to receive benefits by going to the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program website at:

Up to 12/30/21
https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/

12/31/21 and later
ACPBenefit.org

Step 2
Once you've been qualified click here to Opt-In
*IMPORTANT: Your UScellular application cannot be processed without completing Step 1.