You may be eligible to get FREE Internet
Save $30 per month with the new Affordable Connectivity Program
Premier is proud to participate in this Federal Government program, which offers a subsidy to help eligible households pay for Internet service.
If you qualify and depending on the speed you choose, your Internet service could be FREE with this $30 monthly credit. This program is available to new and current Premier customers.
Steps to get FREE Internet
Verify eligibility and make sure the person who gets verified is the Premier account owner.
Contact us to pick your service plan. Click the button above to get in touch!
When you pick out your plan, please provide us with your Application ID Number. We will get your signed up and your install scheduled.
frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program created as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Among other things, this program can help qualified households pay for connectivity services such as internet and wireless plans with data. The program extended and modified the more temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit.
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
• Participates in one of these assistance programs:
• Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
• Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
• Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
• Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:
• Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
• Tribal TANF
• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
• Tribal Head Start (income-based)
The easiest way to apply is to go to acpbenefit.org. Premier does not determine eligibility. To help speed up your enrollment, be sure to save your Application ID from the federal government’s National Verifier. Once you are approved, call Premier to enroll with your National Verifier application ID. If you are already approved for Lifeline, there is no need to re-apply for ACP. You’re automatically eligible. Let us know you already have Lifeline, we’ll verify it and apply your ACP benefit.
Yes, if you’re approved for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, you’re also eligible for low-cost internet service called Access from Premier if you apply your ACP benefit to that service.
To qualify for free* unlimited internet, you should first get approved for the ACP,** then sign up for Access from Premier and apply your ACP benefit
Lifeline is a government assistance program which provides eligible low-income subscribers an opportunity to receive the Lifeline benefit on certain voice and broadband Internet access services. Like ACP, the Lifeline benefit is nontransferable, only eligible consumers may enroll in the program, and the program is limited to one Lifeline benefit per household.
If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for the ACP, and you can receive both benefits at the same time. Both benefits can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately with the same or different providers. For example, an eligible household could have a Lifeline-supported wireless phone service and a separate home internet service that is supported through the Affordable Connectivity Program.
The benefit is available on all Premier Internet plans, including Premier Fiber, which is now delivering up to 10 GIG speeds in select areas.* The ACP benefit will remain on your account even if you upgrade your service.
If you choose an internet plan that costs more than the monthly benefit available through the ACP, you are responsible for any amount over the $30 per month (or over $75 per month on Tribal lands) ACP benefit.
The ACP can help qualified households pay for connectivity services such as internet and wireless plans with data. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly benefit per household.
“Household” is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address as one economic unit. An “economic unit” is defined as “all adult individuals contributing to and sharing in the income and expenses of a household.” You can read more about how household is defined and examples here.
Each household can only receive the monthly Affordable Connectivity Program benefit on one service at a time, so if you already receive the ACP benefit on your wireless service, you would not be eligible for the ACP benefit on your internet service at the same time. You may transfer your benefit from your wireless service to your internet service.