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What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

ACP is a new federal program that offers payment assistance on internet services to keep qualifying customers connected for learning, healthcare, work, and more. If you're eligible:

  • You may reduce your monthly internet bill up to $30/mo. or:
  • Save up to $75/mo. if you reside on qualifying Tribal lands.
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Are you eligible?

To qualify, a member of your household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Participates in certain assistance programs such as: SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing, SSI, WIC, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits or Lifeline...
For complete eligibility requirements, click here.

How to get the ACP benefit

Step #1 See if you qualify

Click on the link below to see if you or someone in your household may qualify for the ACP discount.

Do I qualify?

Step #2 Apply

Use the National Verifier link below to apply and submit the required documents online or via mail.

Apply for ACP

Step #3 Call with questions

We will let you know when Viasat will start offering the ACP benefit and the service areas where it will be available.

Call 1-855-559-1379


What happened to EBB?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) ended on 12/31/21 and was replaced with the Affordable Connectivity Program. Those households fully enrolled in the EBB program as of 12/31/21 continued to receive their EBB monthly benefits until 3/1/22.

What is ACP?

The Federal Communications Commission launched the ACP to help ensure that households can afford the cost of broadband connecitivy required to do essential activities like school, work, healthcare, and more.

Is ACP a temporary program?

Congress intended for the ACP to replace EBB as a longer-term program.

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Viasat service and participation in the ACP program is only available in select areas and to eligible households. At the conclusion of the ACP program or when a household is no longer eligible, customers will be subject to Viasat's regular rates, terms and conditions. 

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