Connect to internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program transitioned to the Affordable Connectivity Program on February 28, 2022. EBBP had some qualifying methods that are no longer available for ACP. USAC notified those subscribers that they needed to requalify. More information can be found at acpbenefit.org/.

What is ACP?

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. 

How it works:

  • Check eligibility and get qualified
  • Choose the GCI internet plan that's right for you
  • Get up to $79.99 credit every month
Already a GCI customer? This credit is available for both current and new internet customers, once qualified. Check your eligibility now ➔


 

Who is eligible?

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:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or the Lifeline program;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines;
  • Participates in Tribal-specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income program

All of Alaska is considered Tribal Lands and will be eligible for the tribal subsidy rate available based on their plan and location.


Step 1

Get pre-qualified

Before you contact GCI and can receive benefits, you must pre-qualify through the Affordable Connectivity Program. Get started with the qualification process today.
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Step 2

Sign up

Once you’ve been pre-qualified with the national verifier, you can sign up to receive benefits. A GCI representative will help you set up your account.

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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.