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CenturyLink Affordable
Connectivity Program (ACP).

ACP Internet Plan speeds up to 100 Mbps
$ 30 /mo
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$ 0 /mo with ACP discount.
Speed may not be available in your area. Discounted rate for ACP-qualifying households only. Additional one-time charges, including construction, may apply. Offer Details.
The CenturyLink ACP Internet Plan includes:
  • Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Free equipment lease
  • No contract, no taxes, no fees
  • Unlimited data
Frequently asked questions
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a program created by Congress and managed by the FCC. It is designed to make the internet more affordable for qualifying households. The ACP provides up to $30 per month toward a qualifying household's internet bill, though qualifying households on Tribal land will be eligible for up to $75 per month.

Will I qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

Your household is eligible if you have an income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.

OR if any member of your household:

  • Qualifies for certain assistance programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP, federal public housing assistance, WIC, or Lifeline. If you are already enrolled in Lifeline, you automatically qualify for ACP.
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price 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.
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

See complete qualification details on the USAC site

I get the Lifeline benefit. Can I also get the Affordable Connectivity Program benefit?

Yes! In fact, if you are already a Lifeline customer, you are automatically qualified for ACP. You can contact our benefits team to start the ACP application using your Lifeline subscriber ID (starts with a Q). Once benefits have been verified, the benefits team will provide a personalize link to complete your ACP subscriber account and certify your application.

Am I approved once I receive an application ID from the Universal Service Administrative Company?

No. You will receive an email from the Universal Service Administrative Company that you have been approved for ACP. This email will direct you to contact your provider to order service.

Does the application ID expire?

Yes. The application ID expires 90-days from the application date. The 90-day expiration date starts over once your application is approved.

Does the discount apply to installation charges?

The ACP discount cannot be applied to installation charges, however CenturyLink does offer an ACP Internet Plan that includes applicable installation fees, as well as leased equipment and taxes.

Can I get the benefit if I live in an apartment building?

Yes. We can apply the ACP benefits to any Internet service account in your name. If your internet service is provided as a part of your monthly rent or Home Owners Association fees, you may be able to order a separately billed account to apply your ACP discount.

Can my roommate and I each get the benefit?

If you and your roommate share income and expenses, then only one Affordable Connectivity Program discount will be given. Only one discount is available per household. If you and your roommate do not share income and expenses, you will be required to complete a Household Worksheet provided in your account at the National Verifier site to certify your independent household to get separate discounts.

How long can I get the discount?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a long-term federal program designed to ensure qualified customers can afford the internet service they need for school, work, health care, and more. If the program ends or your eligibility status changes, you will be notified by the Universal Service Administrative Company.

How will I know when the benefit is ending?

If the ACP ends or your eligibility status changes, you will be notified by the Universal Service Administrative Company.

When the benefit program ends, will my service end too?

There are no term requirements for CenturyLink Internet service. If the program ends, you can choose to keep your service or cancel without penalty.

What happens to my ACP benefit if I move?

If you plan on moving and are an ACP subscriber, the FCC does require you to reapply for benefits to have a record of your new address. Our benefits team can assist with re-applying for benefits when you move service.

My account is suspended. Can I still get the benefit?

Yes. Once your application is approved, we will restore service and can add the benefit to your account and the ACP Internet plan to avoid future past due charges.

If you have any issues or concerns with the Affordable Connectivity Program, we're here to help. You also have the right to file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by visiting the FCC Consumer Complaint Center website or by contacting the FCC Consumer Complaint Center at 1-888-225-5322.