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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

25 Jul, 2022

New Program Makes Internet Service More Affordable

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps families and households afford internet service. It provides: 

  • A discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands)

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers

In addition, thanks to outreach by the Biden Administration, several internet service providers now offer high-speed internet plans for no more than $30 per month to households participating in the Affordable Connectivity program. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost.

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;

  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;

  • Participates in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program. 

To enroll:

Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.

  1. Contact a participating broadband provider to select an eligible plan and have the discount apply to your bill. For a list of providers who are offering discounted plans so that eligible families can receive high-speed internet at no cost, visit GetInternet.gov.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.

Please help get more people the broadband access that they need by sharing this information with your friends, family members, and community organizations! The Communications Workers of America union has created a flyer that you can print and distribute. The English version is available at cwa.org/acp-english and the Spanish version is available at cwa.org/acp-spanish.

A wide variety of social media content is available to download and share on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Browse additional social media images to download.

Affordable Connectivity Program Social Media for Partner Download, PNG File Format, color with transparent background - click to display full size

Link to FCC ACP Flyer in Chinese:

https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/acp_factsheet_traditional_chinese.pdf

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