In Florida, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is changing lives by offering essential internet services to eligible households. Discover how 'ACP Florida' can be your gateway to the digital world, keeping you connected to what matters most.
Understanding the ACP in Florida
The ACP is a game-changer in the realm of digital connectivity. It's an initiative by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed to help families and individuals in Florida and beyond stay connected. Whether for work, school, healthcare, or staying in touch with loved ones, ACP ensures that financial constraints don't break your connection to the digital world.
What ACP Offers to Eligible Consumers
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides substantial benefits to eligible consumers, helping to reduce the digital divide and ensure access to essential online services. Here’s a breakdown of what the program offers:
- Monthly Service Discount: ACP offers a discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households. This discount can significantly lower the cost of your monthly internet bill, making it more affordable to stay connected.
- Higher Discount on Tribal Lands: For households residing on qualifying Tribal lands, the ACP benefit is even more substantial. Eligible consumers can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for their internet service, addressing the specific challenges and needs of Tribal communities.
- One-Time Device Discount: In addition to monthly service discounts, ACP also provides a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
Consumer Protections and Benefits
The ACP is not just about financial assistance programs; it's also about consumer rights. You're empowered to choose the service plan that fits your needs, regardless of your credit status.
The program ensures you're not excluded due to past debts and protects you from being pushed into more expensive plans.
Plus, you won't be liable for early termination fees – a big win for consumer choice and protection.
Who Qualifies for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
Eligibility for the ACP is broader than you might think.
If you're participating in government assistance programs like:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Housing Assistance - HUD/ Section 8
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- Current award year Federal Pell Grant recipients
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Tribal Head Start
or if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines, you could qualify.
This program is designed to be inclusive, ensuring that as many Floridians as possible have access to the phone services they need.
In fact, over 40% of U.S. households qualify for ACP benefits!
How to Apply for ACP Benefits
There are two methods to apply for ACP benefits, the Hard way or the EASY way.
The Hard Way
You can apply through USAC at GetInternet.gov. Then follow 7 steps which require multiple submissions of information, waiting on a reply, trying to find an ACP participating provider, and applying again with that provider to find out if you are accepted. That process can take weeks!
The EASY Way
Apply online with EASY Wireless and seamlessly complete the application in just a few minutes. We'll determine your eligibility and once accepted enroll you in our FREE cellular plan:
EASY Wireless Unlimited Plan
- FREE Unlimited Data
- FREE Unlimited Talk
- FREE Unlimited Text
- Choose to Keep Your Phone Number or Get a New One
- FREE SIM Card Kit and Activation Delivered to Your Door
- Automatic Enrollment in the EASY Rewards Program
Just enter your email and zip code in the box below and click "Enroll Now" to get started
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EASY Rewards - The Fastest Way to a FREE Upgraded Phone
Earning customer Loyalty Rewards is EASY with the New EASY Wireless Customer Rewards Program for ACP Only and Lifeline plus ACP Combo plan customers.
*Please note: Our rewards program is not available to Lifeline only customers.
Just keep your account active with us and watch your rewards grow!
Just open your rewards email and click the button to accept. Your rewards will then automatically be added to your EASY Wireless account on the milestones shown below:
- 30 days to get your 1st $10 reward
- 3 months for another $10
- 6 months get a $25 reward
- 12 months a big $50 reward!
Use your EASY Rewards to buy upgrade phones, second lines and more!
ACP Offers Even More
Once you have qualified for ACP benefits with EASY Wireless, you are eligible for a one-time discount on a brand-new tablet for only $10.99*.
All of our tablets can hotspot to your new EASY Wireless service.
Just call our customer service team at 611 once your EASY service is connected and order your new tablet with free delivery.
*plus state sales tax
Exploring the World with Free Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
Imagine the endless possibilities with free unlimited talk, text, and data. With ACP through EASY Wireless, you can dive into online courses, access vital telehealth services, and maintain precious connections with family and friends. This unlimited access opens up a world of opportunities, breaking down barriers to information and communication.
Taking the Next Step with ACP Florida
ACP Florida, especially with EASY Wireless, is more than just a program – it's a key to unlocking a world rich with digital opportunities. If you meet the eligibility criteria, don't wait. Apply today and step into a world where connectivity is no longer a luxury, but a readily available tool.