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 www.lifelinesupport.org for further information.
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.
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.
All households must complete self-verification through the National Verifier.
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.
Learn about the program, how the discount works, as well as information regarding the transition from the EBBP.
Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.