The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new long-term, $14 billion program created by Congress. It replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
This Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program provides a discount on monthly broadband (high-speed internet) bills for qualifying low-income households. The nation’s 20 leading service providers have also joined in to make discounts on high-speed, high-quality internet plans available, impacting more than 80% of the country’s population.
The new eligibility requirements and benefits for the program are listed below. You can also find the two-step process for applying by scrolling down.
The 48 million Americans who qualify for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) - and the $30/month benefit it provides - will be able to subscribe to broadband services for free.
*NOTE: Only one monthly service discount and one device discount are allowed per household.
Up to $30 a month discount on internet service;
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer if a participating provider contributes more than $10 and less than $50 to toward the purchase price.
Up to $75 a month discount for households on tribal lands
- Those who already meet the requirements of an internet service provider’s existing low-income program.
- Those who received a Pell Grant.
- Participants in tribal assistance programs.
- Those who qualify for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP and other government assistance programs.
- Those who received benefits under free and reduced school lunch programs.
- Households with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
- Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print a mail-in application or apply at GetInternet.gov
- Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
Note: Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.