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The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

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What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help households of low-income pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. The program can reduce the cost of phone or internet services by providing a monthly discount. ACP, which began on December 31, 2021, is the long-term replacement of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Am I Eligible?

You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP*

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

Do I qualify?

To learn more about the ACP, and learn if you qualify for a discount, visit the ACP Do I qualify page. To apply online, or for instructions on other ways to apply, visit

Need Help with the ACP?

If you need to talk with someone about your eligibility or application status, call the ACP Support Center at (877)384-2575.