Struggling with the high cost of internet access in Arkansas? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit program that offers monthly discounts to reduce your cell phone and internet bills. This guide will explain the ACP eligibility, enrollment process, and savings available to eligible households.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The ACP is an FCC program that partners with service providers to lower broadband costs for eligible households. It aims to increase access and close the digital divide.
Key features include:
- Up to $30 discount on monthly internet service
- One-time discount of $100 on a new tablet purchase, tablets for only $10.99
- Ongoing benefit managed through participating providers like EASY Wireless
With ACP, households have an affordable way to get online and enjoy the many benefits of digital connectivity.
ACP Eligibility in Arkansas
You may qualify for the ACP discount in Arkansas through these qualifying programs:
Income - Your household income falls under a certain threshold based on size. For example, under $36,620 annually for a family of two. Check out the chart below.
Government Assistance Programs - You participate in SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, WIC, Federal Pell Grant, School Lunch, or other qualifying assistance programs.
Qualifying Tribal Lands Criteria - You live on Tribal lands and participate in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, and certain other Tribal programs.
Check out the full ACP eligibility requirements to see if you qualify. The benefit aims to be inclusive to households needing connectivity.
How to Apply for ACP in Arkansas
To quickly enroll in the ACP program, you first apply through a participating internet provider like EASY Wireless.
The steps are simple:
- Start application online or in-store with EASY Wireless
- Gather required documents like ID, income statements, award letters
- Confirm your eligibility through the criteria above
- EASY confirms your ACP approval and enrolls you in FREE cell phone and data service
Getting set up with FREE internet through the ACP takes just a few minutes when you apply with a streamlined provider like EASY Wireless.
ACP Benefits from EASY Wireless
As an ACP provider, EASY Wireless offers the following benefit program:
FREE Unlimited Talk
FREE Unlimited Text
FREE Unlimited Data
No activation fees, contracts, or hidden costs
Access to High-Speed Reliable Nationwide Cell Networks
We make it easy to get approved and start saving each month through the ACP.
Earn Rewards with EASY Wireless
ACP subscribers are automatically enrolled in our EASY Rewards program and earn account credits just by being an active customer!
Here's how it works:
- 30 days - Get your first $10 reward
- 90 days - Receive another $10 credit
- 180 days - Earn a $25 reward
- 1 year - Get a big $50 reward
Use credits towards phone upgrades, accessories, added family lines, and more. It's our way of thanking ACP customers!
Family Plans and Wireless Discounts
Remember, the ACP program limits discounts to one household plan. But we understand everyone needs connectivity.
That's why EASY Wireless also offers prepaid family plans with unlimited talk, text, and data at incredible rates. Add lines for your family members while keeping your main ACP service free!
As your local wireless provider, we're committed to delivering value and affordable access for all. Take advantage of the ACP, then let us connect your family too!
Why Internet Access Matters
Reliable broadband internet provides:
- Access to health services, applications, and connections with providers
- Ability to search and apply for jobs from your smartphone
- Options for continuing education and academic research
- Communication tools to stay in touch with loved ones
- Information and entertainment options
Maintaining digital connections is more important than ever. The ACP helps ensure households can access the life-changing potential of the internet.
Lower Your Internet Costs with Arkansas ACP
If you're eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, take advantage of the opportunity to lower your monthly broadband service bills and stay connected. Apply with EASY Wireless to get approved and start saving on reliable phone and internet service for your family.
Applying online takes only a few minutes. Just enter your zip code and email in the box below and click "Enroll Now" to get started.
Start Saving Today!
Come visit one of our Arkansas retail locations and let our customer service representatives help you apply for a FREE cell phone service plan. Then check out our upgraded phones, accessories, and additional services we offer. Find a store near you.