As of January 1st 2022, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) is now the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Skypacket Networks is a participant of both the aforementioned EBBP and the newly adopted ACP. We’ll continue to work with qualifying customers to ensure a smooth transition between programs, and enroll new candidates into the ACP. Skypacket is proud to support the Affordable Connectivity Program and has made it available for all tiers of Skypacket service.
Below you will find some information on changes that will occur as we move to adopt the ACP.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a temporary FCC benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Customers receiving the ACP benefit will be subject to regular rates and terms and conditions should they continue to receive Skypacket service following the end of the program.
Customers who were previously enrolled in the EBB program will continue to receive the same benefit amount of up to $50 per month until Mar 1, 2022. After this time, the maximum benefit amount will be reduced to up to $30 per month. Customers can receive the ACP benefit from any eligible provider of their choice, and can transfer the benefit from one provider to another at any time.
- Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or
- Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
- Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
- Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.
Click here to begin an application to qualify for the ACP or give us a call at 1-800-214-9060. We would be happy to help you with your application and answer any questions you may have about the program and our services.