Wintek Participating In Affordable Connectivity Program Internet Service Subsidy
By participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), Tipmont Wintek will offer high-speed, fiber-to-the-home internet service at a $30 monthly discount to eligible households.
A component of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by the United States Congress in November 2021, this federal program aims to connect families and ease the internet gap for rural Americans.
Wintek is the fiber-optic broadband arm of Tipmont, a rural electric membership corporation with a service area including eight Indiana counties.
“Fast, reliable and affordable broadband is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity for everyone everywhere,” says Ron Holcomb, president and CEO of Tipmont Wintek. “We’re proud to support a program supporting high-speed connections for work, education, healthcare, civic engagement, and more.”
Eligible households can also receive a one-time $100 discount on select computers or tablets.
Applying the ACP discount, monthly prices for Wintek internet service are:
- $35: 250 Mbps download / 250 Mbps upload
- $55: 500 Mbps download / 500 Mbps upload
- $65: 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) download / 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) upload
A household is eligible if its total income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, or if a resident of the household uses:
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
- Free or reduced lunch or school breakfast program
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- Pell Grant
For complete eligibility requirements, please visit AffordableConnectivity.gov/do-i-qualify.
To learn more about the program, visit wintek.com/acp.
To apply, call 866-696-8748 or visit AffordableConnectivity.gov.