FCC Launches Affordable Connectivity Program

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Transitions to New Affordable Connectivity Program

(March 3, 2022, Roosevelt, Utah) STRATA Networks customers may be eligible to receive a discount on internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that is designed to help bridge the digital divide. The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service.

The $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides up to a $100 discount per household to be used on a one-time purchase of a connected device.

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard) 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.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income program.

Eligible households can enroll through STRATA Networks or any other participating broadband provider by (1) going to ACPBenefit.org to submit an online application or print a mail-in application and (2) contacting their preferred participating broadband provider and selecting a plan. Additional information about the program is available at www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling STRATA Networks at 435-622-5007.

For questions on this press release, contact Tyler Rasmussen at 622-5007, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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