Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program

Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program

Lifeline is a plan that assists qualified low-income Iowans by lowering the cost of basic, monthly telephone or internet service.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.

Lifeline offers discounts of up to $5.25 monthly for voice service or up to $9.25 per month for broadband or bundled voice and broadband service bills for qualified residents who participate in certain public assistance or veterans pension programs or meet income guidelines.

A complementary program, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), is also available to qualifying participants. ACP can provide a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $30 per eligible household, with an additional subsidy to permit customers to purchase a computer or tablet at a discount. The participating broadband service provider will receive the funds directly from the ACP.

The Lifeline program through Corn Belt Telephone is only available in the Wall Lake exchange.

Learn more about Lifeline program eligibility and rules at or on the IUB Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program webpage. More information on the ACP is available on the FCC website, and you can sign up online at