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 https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/.
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.