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Fastwyre Broadband ACP Plans

As a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program, Fastwyre offers discounts of up to $30 off your monthly internet plan. This discount only applies to qualified low-income families/individuals living in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, and Louisiana.

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Fastwyre Broadband Plan

According to their website, Fastwyre offers three broadband plans as follows:

Light Speed

Download speed up to 1GB
Connect up to 12 devices
Stream 8K video
No data caps and no contracts
Cost: $69.99 per month

Hyper Speed

Download speed up to 500MB
Connect up to 9 devices
4K video
No data caps and no contracts
Cost: $54.99/month

Fast

Download speeds up to 100Mbps
Connect up to 5 devices
HD Streaming
No data caps and no contracts
Cost: $44.99/month

The monthly charges listed above do not include the $30 ACP discount. If you qualify for ACP, the prices would be $30 cheaper.

Qualifying for the Affordable Connectivity Program

To enjoy the discounts of the Affordable Connectivity Program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

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

  2. Participate in one of the following low-income government assistance programs:

    • Veterans' Pension or Survivor's Benefit
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Lifeline

For a complete listing of programs, go to the Do I Qualify page on the Affordable Connectivity website. Sometimes qualifying programs may vary by state.

Signing up for ACP

Now that you've met the eligibility criteria go over to the FCC website Get Internet Now to apply. Make sure you have the appropriate documents to prove eligibility. In addition to proving eligibility, you'll need a government-issued ID to prove you are who you say you are.

Once your application is approved and you're issued an ID number from the National Verifier, go to Fastwyre's site, select a plan that best suits your needs, and sign up for service.

What I find interesting about Fastwyre's application process is they ask you to email or call them to submit your application ID. Then about 48 hours later, they'll let you know if you're verified as eligible for the program. If your eligibility is valid, the discount is applied to the next bill statement. Maybe it's just me, but I would think the eligibility/approval process should occur prior to signing up for service. After all, if the FCC approves you for the Affordable Connectivity Program, it should be an automatic approval for Fastwyre. Oh well, each company runs differently.

Fastwyre's Better Business Bureau Rating

Sometimes when I review companies participating in the Affordable Connectivity or Lifeline programs, I do a quick look on Better Business Bureau website to find out more about the company. While Fastwyre is not an accredited member of the BBB, it still has a rating based on customer reviews. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Fastwyre's rating is an "F" and rated 1 out of 5 stars from 10 customer reviews.

An F rating does not mean that Fastwyre is a horrible company. It means you need to do your research on this or any other broadband company before signing up.


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Last Modified: 10 August 2023

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