Affordable Connectivity Program

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Hamilton is proud to participate in the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program.

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.

Emergency Broadband Benefit recipients fully enrolled as of December 31, 2021 will automatically continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. You can learn more about the program transition and steps you may need to take to stay enrolled after March 1st, by visiting fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

About the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

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, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Participates in the National 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 provider’s existing low-income internet program.

What are the benefits?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.

If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

What else should I know?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is non-transferable and is limited to one discount per household. Upon the program’s conclusion, subscribers will be subject to Hamilton’s regular rates, terms and conditions.

How do I sign up?

Go to https://acpbenefit.org/ to apply for or determine eligibility for this program under the Affordable Connectivity Program. Then contact Hamilton at 402.694.5101 to sign up for services or apply the discount to your existing services. Your eligibility will need to be confirmed and written consent will be obtained before your discount can be applied to your account.


Qualifying Internet Packages

 

Fiber to the Home 
Data Only
Fiber to the Home for Voice Subscribers*
DSL

Wireless

300 Mbps • $89.90 50 Mbps • $49.95 2 Mbps • $34.95 1 Mbps • $34.95
Whole Home Gig • $110.90 250 Mbps • $64.95 7 Mbps • $49.95 3 Mbps • $39.95
Whole Home Gig • $89.90 12 Mbps • $64.95 5 Mbps • $49.95
18 Mbps • $89.90 10 Mbps • $64.95
*Pricing for customers with voice service. 30 Mbps • $104.95

Data Only and FTTH currently available in the following communities:
Hampton, Aurora, Doniphan and Central City. DSL currently available in: Doniphan, Giltner, Hordville, Marquette, Phillips, Stockham and Trumbull.

Wireless currently available in and up to 10 miles outside of the following communities:
Alda, Cairo, Central City, Chapman, Fullerton, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Harvard, Lexington, Ord, Palmer, Saronville, Sidney, Silver Creek and St. Paul.

 


For more information visit: https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit