KCI Internet Affordable and Lifeline Assistance
*KCI is a participant in the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program and Lifeline Services.
Affordable Connectivity Program
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 benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward an internet service package for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
To apply go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
Once you have been approved for the ACP Benefit, please contact your preferred participating service provider. Please note that your provider will require information to enroll you in the program as you are NOT automatically enrolled when you are approved.
- The ACP benefit is non-transferable and limited to one monthly service discount up to $30 per eligible household or up to $75 per household on Tribal lands.
- The ACP is a federal government benefit program operated by the FCC and, upon its conclusion or when a household is no longer eligible. Customers will be subject to Kit Carson’s regular rates, terms, and conditions.
Kit Carson Internet is a participating service provider for the Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a federal program dedicated to making phone and internet services more affordable for low-income households. Please go to CheckLifeline.org to apply.
- Lifeline is a government assistance program, it is non-transferable, only eligible consumers may enroll in the program, and it is limited to one discount per household.
- Customers may qualify for Lifeline by participating in the following assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension benefit, or income-based eligibility (at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines).
For the FCC’s Lifeline advertising rules, accessible at:https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/54.405
ACP and Lifeline eligibility requirements
- A household may qualify for ACP by participating in the following assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools in the 2019-20, 2020-21, or 2021-22 school year, if a member of the household received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year or if the household income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- Additionally, households qualify through the following Tribal assistance programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
As an ACP customer, if you have complaints about your ACP service, you may contact the FCC’s ACP Complaint Center or call the FCC at 888-225-5322.