TDS expands FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program availability; encourages participation
TDS Telecommunications, LLC (TDS®) has expanded availability of the Federal Communication Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to nearly all states it serves. Eligible TDS customers across the country can now leverage the benefit program to receive high-speed internet at a heavily discounted rate. With speeds of up to 2Gig, where available, TDS offers a variety of options including some that may have no cost to qualifying customers.
“TDS was founded on the idea that quality connections should be available to everyone,” says Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen. “Offering programs like the ACP is a natural extension of that mission and we hope customers in need of assistance take full advantage of this opportunity.”
The 53-year-old company has a long history of participation in FCC connectivity programs, including offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit prior to it becoming the Affordable Connectivity Program. TDS first offered ACP benefits in its Lifeline footprint and is now making it available to the vast majority of its customer base.
With ACP, qualified customers can get a discount on any TDS internet services. The ACP benefit provides eligible households up to a $30/month credit and up to $75/month credit in tribal areas. TDS offers internet options that are 100% covered by the ACP benefit. A household qualifies for the program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or a household member participates in certain assistance programs.
“Internet has become a vital resource for accessing school, work, healthcare, and more,” says Petersen. “We’re proud to play a role in keeping people connected, including those who are most vulnerable in our communities.”
For more information about ACP, TDS customers can visit tdstelecom.com/ACP or call 1-888-225-5837.