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Alaska Communications - Lifelilne/ACP Plans

Alaska CommunicationsAlaska Communications participates in the Federal Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs. As a participant, they offer free and discounted phone and broadband service to eligible households. Through the Lifeline program, Alaska Communications offers Alaskans a phone line with unlimited local calling or unlimited broadband at the primary residence. The broadband internet is without data caps.

Similarly, through the Affordable Connectivity Program, eligible households can apply a credit of up to $75 per month on an Alaska Communications home internet plan. All broadband plans are eligible for the discount. The retail price for the plans ranges from $49.99 to $169.99 as follows:

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  • No installation required
  • At select locations
  • Speeds up to 250Mbps
  • Unlimited Data
  • Starting Retail Price: $49.99 per month
  • Alaska Communications Fiber

  • Speeds from 250Mbps up to 2.5Gbps
  • Unlimited Data
  • Retail price ranges from $59.99 to $139.99 per month*
  • *Includes $40 off any plan for the first 3 months

    More Unlimited Internet

  • Speeds from 50Mbps up to up to 1Gbps
  • Unlimited Data
  • Free Professional Installation
  • Retail price ranges from $69.99 to $94.99 per month

Qualified households can apply the ACP discount to any of the above-listed plans.

How to Qualify for Lifeline and/or ACP Discounts

To enjoy the benefits of discounted phone or internet service, you must enroll in Lifeline and/or the Affordable Connectivity Plan. To qualify for either program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Have a household income of 135% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify for Lifeline. Or, a household income of 200% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify for the ACP, or

  2. You or someone in your household receive benefits from one of the following programs:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
    • Additional Programs if living on Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
    • Tribal Head Start
    • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
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Apply for Lifeline/Affordable Connectivity Program

Once you meet the qualifications, the next step is to apply for benefits. To do so, you can either visit the National Verifier website and submit an online application (which is much quicker because approvals usually take 20 to 30 minutes) or download, complete and mail a paper application to ACP Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY. 40742.

In addition to the application, you must provide supporting documents such as proof of eligibility and proof of identity. For a full listing of acceptable documents, visit the USAC website.

After your application is approved for Lifeline/ACP, go over to Alaska Communications, select a plan and request the appropriate discounts.


  1. Only one lifeline/ACP benefit per household.

  2. You must recertify every year to prove eligibility. If you fail to recertify you’ll lose the discounts.

  3. You are responsible for monthly balances in excess of the applied discounts.

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Last Modified: 17 January 2023

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