Verizon yesterday published a press release indicating that it’s participating in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Programme (ACP), which helps low-income households receive home and mobile internet connections. With its Fios Forward ACP offering, Verizon is making reduced and free fibre optic internet accessible and lowering its 5G home and mobile contracts too.
“Verizon is dedicated to helping bridge the digital gap by making high-quality connections more affordable for customers in need.” That’s why we’re participating in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Programme (ACP), which helps low-income families pay for Internet and mobile service. For the first time, as part of the initiative, Verizon is delivering free Internet with its Fios Forward service to qualified ACP customers”.
The move is part of the Citizen Verizon project that is planned to contribute $3 billion between 2020 and 2025 to finance economic, environmental, and social growth.
For individuals who have been ACP-approved, Verizon provides its fibre optic internet for free with the 300 Mbps package.
Other Fios Forward Features Include:
- No taxes or fees.
- Deposit waived
- There is no setup fee.
- There are no service fees.
- No equipment charges.
- Autopay is not required.
ACP eligibility is regulated by the FCC, but these are some of the people who will qualify:
- Registered customer
- Lifeline registered customers are participants of other federal assistance programmes (Medicaid, SSI, etc.) (Medicaid, SSI, etc.)
- HHI (Household Income) is equal to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The ACP credit may also be used for Verizon’s 5G home and mobile subscriptions. Learn more about all the information on Verizon’s website here and on the ACP main page.