Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Ptera is now an approved ISP in the Affordable Connectivity Program!

Subscribers who demonstrate eligibility to receive the ACP benefit can receive a $30 discount on their monthly bill for any service offered.

Ptera also offers a basic service plan to eligible households at no cost to the customer.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.


You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.


If your household is eligible, you could receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)*


* Ptera does not offer laptop, tablet or desktop computers or a discount on these items, but customers can visit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program  homepage for additional options.


A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP**


** Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

Who is Eligible for the ACP?

A household is eligible if at least one member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program or has an income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of that size;
  • Has been approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the school breakfast program under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year; or
  • Receives assistance through the special supplemental nutritional program for women, infants and children under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

  1. Find out if you qualify through the ACP website 
  2. Apply for the program via the National Verifier
  3. Contact Ptera to get signed up or apply your benefit to your current service! Have your qualification paperwork handy.