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ASTAC Affordable Connectivity Plans

ASTACAs 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:

  • Advanced - $25GB Data
    Monthly Cost: $60

  • Ultimate - 50GB Data
    Monthly Cost: $80

  • Extreme - 75GB Data
    Monthly Cost: $90

  • Platinum - 100 GB
    Monthly Cost: $100

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:

  1. Have a household income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or

  2. You or a member of your household receives benefits from one of the following government assistance programs:

    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
    • SSI
    • WIC
    • Lifeline

      Qualifying Tribal Programs:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal TANF
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

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:

  1. If you qualify based on income:
    • Prior year’s tax return
    • Social Security Statement of Benefits
    • Current pay stubs or income statements from your employer

  2. If you qualify based on a Government program:
    • Copy of Award Letter (i.e.Approval or Benefit letter for Medicaid, SNAP, or Survivors Benefit Summary letter)

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
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

If you choose this option, do enclose original documents with your application. Send photocopies only.

Things to Note:

  • ASTAC also offers home internet and basic telephone services in certain areas. Please refer to their website to see the full range of their offerings.

  • Once approved, you must recertify annually to prove you’re program eligibility

  • Only one ACP benefit per household

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Last Modified: 17 January 2023

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