Government Benefit Programs

Federally funded programs that provide monthly discounts.

Access to a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. You may qualify for assistance with your phone or internet bill through the Lifeline and/or Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Both programs are available to new and existing MTA customers.
We are proud to participate in these programs in order to help close the digital divide and to be able to offer high-quality internet plans at a low cost to eligible members.

Lifeline Program

The Lifeline Program is a federally funded program that provides a monthly discount on phone or internet service to eligible households.  Qualification is determined based on income or your participation in several federal assistance programs, and you must recertify every year.  You must qualify through the Universal Service Administrative Company before enrolling with MTA. To learn how to apply or to see if you qualify for the program, give us a call or go to for further information.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a long-term, $14 billion program, that will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP).

The ACP provides eligible households a monthly discount of up to $75 for broadband service. Before enrolling in this program through MTA, you must first pre-qualify by applying online or via mail with the FCC. See enrollment details below.

  • Enrollment for the ACP opened December 31, 2021.
Important Update:

Households fully enrolled in the EBBP as of December 31, 2021, will continue to receive their monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. In the coming weeks, further information will be provided to MTA members actively enrolled in the EBBP regarding how they can transition to the ACP as long as they meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

Follow the Quick Steps Below to Enroll
Step One | Self-Verification

All households must complete self-verification through the National Verifier.

Step Two | Enroll With MTA

Once you have received verification that you are eligible for the ACP, complete the form below to give consent and begin your enrollment with MTA.

Additional Resources and Information
ACP FAQ & EBBP Transition Info.

Learn about the program, how the discount works, as well as information regarding the transition from the EBBP.

ACP Eligibility Details

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.