Get FREE internet from IdeaTek!

If you’re approved for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you’re also eligible for IdeaTek’s high-speed internet, at ZERO cost to you.*

Being connected is essential. Our mission of Internet Freedom™ for all means we think everyone should have access to fast, reliable internet and the opportunities it provides. Get started by checking to see if IdeaTek services are available in your area.

*Plans up to 100 Mbps in available areas. Free internet is subject to continued participation in ACP.

Affordable Connectivity Program

Internet that works for you.

See if you qualify for FREE IdeaTek internet. 

  • Free installation and Premium Wi-Fi
  • No annual contract
  • No data caps or throttling
  • Local customer service
  • Fiber or wireless internet service up to 100 Mbps*

*Plans up to 100 Mbps in available areas. Free internet is subject to continued participation in ACP.

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How Do I Qualify For The Affordable Connectivity Program?

STEP 1

NEW CUSTOMERS

Check to see if your address is in our service area.

NEW OR EXISTING CUSTOMERS - Check if you qualify

New and existing customers who believe they are eligible for ACP can verify identity and eligibility through acpbenefit.org.

If you meet one of the following criteria, you qualify for Affordable Connectivity Program:

  • Participate in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.
  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines: View Guidelines
  • Your name, or the name of your benefit qualifying person (BQP);
  • The name of the ACP-qualifying program, such as SNAP;
  • The government or Tribal program administrator or the managed care organization (MCO) that issued the document; and
  • An issue date within the last 12 months or a future expiration date that aligns with the benefit period.

STEP 2

NOTIFY US ONCE APPROVED

Once approved, call us at 888-774-5370 or email us at lowincomeassistance@ideatek.com, and we will begin the enrollment process.

How Do I Sign Up for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

Residents who already qualify will be reenrolled in the program. Beginning Dec. 31, 2021, all new customers can apply and be approved for ACP at ACPBenefit.org.

Once verified, qualifying households can sign up for any level of IdeaTek service.

Need a low-cost phone service?

Lifeline Program

Lifeline is the FCC’s program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income residents. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service or broadband Internet service. The discount helps ensure that low-income residents can afford 21st century broadband and the access it provides to jobs, healthcare, and educational resources.

Discount per month 
Phone service: $13.02 discount off of monthly bill
Internet service: $5.25 discount off of monthly bill

How Do I Sign Up for Lifeline?

To complete the online application please Click Here. If you would like to complete a paper application, please call us. 

Still need help?

Give us a call.  Our team is trained and ready to assist you with questions to help you save money.

Ideatek

Headquartered in Buhler, Kan., Ideatek is a broadband service provider with the mission of “fighting for INTERNET FREEDOM™.” IdeaTek uses a unique and innovative approach to deploy scalable, long-term fiber optic infrastructures, bridging the broadband gap in rural communities. IdeaTek has long been a state and national advocate for broadband equity policy and has built nearly 3,000 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. They were recently named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for the seventh time.

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