How the ACP benefit works

Determine eligibility for Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with a few simple questions.
Upon approval, receive your device or SIM card for seamless connectivity. Follow instructions and get connected quickly!
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What is the ACP Benefit?

The FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal initiative dedicated to providing connectivity to low-income Americans. Eligible households can connect by answering questions and submitting eligibility documents. One ACP benefit is available per household.

Qualifying programs include:

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Veteran and Survivors Pension Benefit
Multiple Tribal Programs
Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
and more

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You can go to to check your eligibility and start the application online. Eligible households can also enroll through an approved provider.
No, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a monthly discount on internet service of up to $30 per eligible household (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands). The participating broadband service provider will receive the funds directly.
Various internet providers, including those offering landline and wireless services, will participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Depending on where you live, you may have a choice of providers. Check with the internet service providers in your area to learn about their plans for program participation. 
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program.

Yes, eligible consumers with a past due balance or a balance in collections are eligible for the benefit.

Yes. You can also combine these benefits with other state and local benefits where available. They can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately to a Lifeline service and an Affordable Connectivity Program service with the same or different providers. For example, an eligible household could have a Lifeline-supported mobile phone service and a separate home internet service that is supported through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Renew your ACP benefit

To maintain connectivity, Gaia 5G customers must renew their free phone service annually. Please note that the ACP benefit is non-transferable. Eligible customers can enroll, and the program allows for one service per household