To help low-income households across the country afford high-speed Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission created the longer term Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), replacing the existing Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

For more information about ACP, visit or call TDS at 1-888-225-5837.

For more information about ACP, visit or call TDS at 1-888-225-5837.

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

ACP provides qualifying customers with funding to off-set the cost of high-speed Internet. The government allocated $14 billion for the program, which is available to qualifying customers and providers nationwide. When the funding runs out, the program will end.

TDS is participating in ACP in locations where it currently participates in the federal Lifeline program. Check to see if TDS is participating where you live.

Why Choose TDS as Your Provider?

ACP participants who choose TDS as their Internet provider may receive up to $30/mo. discount for TDS Internet service. (Qualifying households on Tribal lands may be eligible for a discount up to $75/mo.) 

TDS Internet service delivers a household the speed needed for online schooling or working from home.

The up to $30/mo. credit (up to $75/mo. for households on qualifying Tribal lands), which will be applied until the program ends or you no longer qualify, is a discount off the monthly cost of internet service and a modem. Taxes and fees may apply, which the discount does not cover.

Who Qualifies for ACP?

Current Lifeline program participants automatically qualify for ACP. No further application is necessary. To enroll, call TDS at 1-888-225-5837.

In addition, households that participate in the federal Free or Reduced Lunch program or have a Pell grant will typically qualify.

Check the official ACP website for qualifications and to apply for benefits

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