Affordable Connectivity Program
Save up to $30/mo. on Internet service
Your household may qualify for a discount through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The federal program helps low-income households pay for Internet.
What Services Are Covered
The Affordable Connectivity Program through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides eligible TDS® customers up to a $30/mo. credit toward Internet service. Qualifying households on tribal lands may be eligible for a discount up to $75/mo. Installation fees are not covered.
To receive the discount, households must meet income requirements or participate in certain federal programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or WIC. Existing Lifeline customers automatically qualify.
Why You Should Choose TDS
TDS delivers top-tier Internet, TV, and phone services to more than 1,000 communities nationwide. We provide the Internet speed households need for online work, learning, and fun. Founded in 1969, we've been helping families stay connected for more than 50 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
The ACP provides households a discount of up to $30/mo.—or up to $75/mo. if your household is on qualifying tribal lands—on Internet service. The ACP replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. It helps low-income households pay for Internet service.
To qualify for the ACP based on income, a household must have income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The guidelines for 2022 are available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The federal government pays your Internet provider directly, so you won't receive any funds. After the ACP credit is applied, you are responsible for paying any amount that remains on your bill—if any.
Yes. Customers with a past-due balance—or a balance in collections—are still eligible for the program.
Yes. The program is available to existing, prior, and new customers.
Eligibility is limited to one discount per household. The federal government defines a household as “any individual or group of individuals who are living together at the same address and share income and expenses.” More information is available on the ACP website.
The discount will remain available until ACP funds are exhausted.
Affordable Connectivity Program: The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides qualifying customers a monthly discount up to $30 ($75 in tribal areas) towards broadband internet service. Visit https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/ for qualifications details and to apply. Approval and eligibility decided by the FCC/USAC. Discount applied within 1-2 bill cycles after signup and ACP enrollment. The ACP discount is non-transferable and limited to one monthly internet discount per household. Customers may cancel at any time without a termination fee. The ACP is a federal government benefit program operated by the FCC and, if the Program ends, or when a household is no longer eligible, you will be subject to TDS’s regular rates, terms, and conditions.