Astound Broadband Affordable Connectivity Plans
Astound Broadband (formerly RCN) is an internet service provider that participates in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As a participant, they can offer discounts of up to $30 per month to qualified households.
They offer their services in select metro areas in the following states:
Astound Internet Plans
According to their website, they offer four broadband plans:
Be advised, however, that not all plans are available in all areas. Also, the site doesn’t mention the pricing for each internet plan. One can assume the prices vary depending on the metro location.
Signing Up with Astound Broadband
To sign up with Astound Broadband and receive the $30 discount, first, you must see if they offer service in your area. As such, you must insert your street address including your unit number if applicable. Once they confirm they provide service for your address, then it’s time to see if you qualify for ACP.
Just some words of advice. Before you begin your search for the right ACP service provider, it might be in your best interest to go through the approval process first (read eligibility and application info below). When you have your ACP ID number in hand, you can take time to research and compare service providers to find the one that best suits your needs. You can start with our list of ACP service providers.
Affordable Connectivity Program Eligibility
To qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program you must satisfy one of the following:
The following are additional programs for those living on qualifying Tribal Lands:
After satisfying the eligibility criteria, visit the Affordable Connectivity site to apply for benefits. When applying, make sure to have the necessary documents to prove you're eligible for ACP. In addition to the necessary documents, make sure to have a government-issued ID.
Astound’s signup process is a bit unique. After confirming that Astound provides services at your home location and you are approved for ACP benefits, Astound will contact you by phone to choose your internet plan.
The phone call may be a welcome change for those who are new to the process and need help in selecting a plan. Conversely, for more tech-savvy individuals, having to wait for a call to confirm a service plan might not be as welcome as being able to select and sign up for a plan online.
Things to Note:
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Last Modified: 22 January 2023
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