MTC announces new funding to address broadband affordability
MTC announces a year-long extension of the company’s voluntary funding contribution to the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offering additional benefits to eligible participants.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The program was initiated during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic offering a $50 per month broadband discount to eligible households. Since the ACP was initially set up with a limited federal dollar allocation, the program benefit per household was reduced to $30 per month in 2022. As a result of this benefit reduction, MTC announced that it would continue providing eligible customers with the $50 per month discount by contributing a $20 subsidy to ensure that the qualifying households in our community continue to have access to critical broadband services.
Effective April 1, 2023, MTC announced that it will increase the company contribution to the ACP eligible customers within the MTC service area to $25 per month (total $55 per month benefit) and extend the subsidy benefit period through March of 2024.
Additional information regarding the ACP Program along with its eligibility requirements can be found on the MTC Website at https://www.mtctelcom.com/acp-lifeline-discount.