ASTAC Affordable Connectivity Plans
As a participant in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), ASTAC, an Alaskan wireless provider, offers customers living in their service area monthly discounts on phone and/or internet services. Additionally, they offer a one-time discount of up to $100 to apply toward the purchase of a tablet.
Eligible ASTAC customers may receive a discount of up to $30. However, those customers living on qualified Tribal lands may receive a monthly discount of up to $75 a month.
ASTAC Monthly Wireless Plans
The monthly discount can be applied to any of the following ASTAC wireless plans:
Please Note: Once the monthly allotment is met, ASTAC reserves the right to slow internet speeds to 256Kbps.
The prices listed above are for one line.
ACP Program Eligibility
To receive the above-mentioned discounts and benefits, you must live in one of the following ASTAC service areas: Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, Utqiaġvik (Barrow), and Wainwright. In addition, you must sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program. To qualify for ACP you need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
For more information on additional qualifying programs, visit the Universal Services Administrative Co. (USAC) website. USAC administers the ACP and Lifeline programs.
Applying for Affordable Connectivity Benefits
After meeting at least one of the qualifying requirements, go to the AffordableConnectivity.gov website to apply for benefits.
Before starting the application, however, make sure to gather the necessary documentation. You’ll need proof of program eligibility. Below are a few examples of acceptable forms of proof:
You will also need current proof of identity. Documents such as a birth certificate, US Driver’s license, passport, or valid and current government ID are all acceptable.
Receiving ACP Benefits
Once you complete the application and provide the necessary documentation, your application should be approved within 30 minutes. After you receive approval, you may contact ASTA, sign up for service, and request the monthly ACP discounts and one-time device purchase discount.
Alternative to Online Application
If you do not wish to submit an online application, you can download the ACP application, complete it and send it via US mail to:
ACP Support Center
If you choose this option, do enclose original documents with your application. Send photocopies only.
Things to Note:
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Last Modified: 17 January 2023
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