Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which is a new, long-term $14 billion program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP is a federal program funded by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act of 2021 that reduces the customer’s broadband Internet Service bill for eligible households. The customer may obtain ACP-supported broadband service from any participating provider of their choosing and may transfer their ACP Benefit to another provider at any time.
The ACP provides up to a $30.00 discount towards the standard rate for internet service and will run from midnight on December 31, 2021 and end when the federal program expires.
NextLight will give notice regarding the last date or billing cycle where Customer will receive the full benefit as well as information about the cost of Internet service after the program ends. Customer must opt-in to continue Internet services after the program expires. NextLight will stop providing Internet service to the Customer at the conclusion of the ACP unless the Customer agrees to continue to receive service. Customers who subscribed to NextLight’s service prior to commencement of the ACP must also opt-in to the continuation of services after the program ends. Upon cancellation or termination of the service, Customer shall return Equipment within seven (7) days to NextLight at the Service Center – 1100 S. Sherman St., Longmont, CO.
The ACP will provide up to a $30.00 discount for qualified services. NextLight will fund and provide up to an additional $20.00 per month discount for a total discount of up to $50.00. The discount will be used toward either the standard rate ($39.95 per month) for 100Mbps symmetrical speed tier or the standard rate ($69.95 per month) for the 1Gbps symmetrical speed tier Internet Plans. This discount will show up as a credit on your monthly bill. Customers are limited to one monthly service discount (ACP discount) per eligible household. Customers are responsible for any monthly cost for service above the ACP discount amount. ACP discounts may not be combined with any other NextLight discount.
The service address must be in a fiber-enabled service area. Customers must provide a letter of enrollment or acceptance in the following programs:
Free or reduced school lunch program.
Medicaid-MSP or SLMB (Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary)
Veterans pension or survivors pension
Section 8 (federal public housing assistance)
Longmont Housing Authority resident
Thistle Properties resident
CARE (Colorado Affordable Residential Energy Program)
Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
104PTC (Colorado Tax, Rent, Heat Rebate Program)
The letter MUST include participant name, service address, program name and acceptance date. A picture of a Medical or EBT card is not acceptable as it does not prove current enrollment. In addition Customer must also provide DOB and a government issued ID or SSN 4 for program participation. For questions regarding eligibility and qualification please call us at (303)774-4494.
Sharing the NextLight (after ACP sunset)
NextLight provides a program called “Sharing the NextLight” that is funded through community donations. Students from Pre-K to College may qualify for this program which offers you a NextLight connection completely free for one (1) school year. This program is being done in partnership with the Longmont Community Foundation and Children, Youth, and Families. The program has limited funds and limited space. To find out more about the program and to enroll please visit this link: https://mynextlight.com/residential/sharing-the-nextlight/ . Customers will not be automatically enrolled into this program at the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program and must enroll separately.
These terms (“ACP Terms”) for the Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) are entered into by the City of Longmont through its Electric and Broadband Utility Enterprise (“NextLight”) and the customer (“Customer”). These ACP Terms shall be effective from the date the Customer consents to enroll in the ACP with NextLight and shall terminate upon the end of the ACP Term or Customer’s cancellation of Service and return of Equipment (defined in NextLight’s general Terms and Conditions), provided, however, that certain terms and obligations shall survive termination.
All other Terms and Conditions apply: https://mynextlight.com/terms-conditions/