The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a FCC program that replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) to help low-income households pay for broadband service. The ACP offers qualifying Alaska households free entry-level broadband internet by providing up to a $79.99 per month discount on their GCI plan. An economic household is allowed a single ACP benefit to be applied to their service.
Current GCI Lifeline customers are eligible for ACP and can opt in. Other customers can apply at www.checklifeline.org using a qualifying program or by income.
Examples of qualifying criteria include, but are not limited to:
All of Alaska is considered Tribal Lands and will be eligible for the tribal subsidy rate available based on their plan and location.
Credit does not apply to usage charges, equipment rental or purchase charges, or any other charges. Customers must independently apply and qualify for ACP Service through the FCC before receiving ACP credits from GCI. Additional charges and fees may apply in some locations.
Consumers have the right to make a complaint with the FCC about their ACP-supported service. Consumer complaints may be filed with the FCC’s Consumer Complaint Center by calling 1-888-225-5322 or by going to consumercomplaints.fcc.gov.