Three laughing girls shown over the logo for the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program, Helping Households Get Access to Broadband. Find out if you qualify and how to participate.  Visit FCC.gov/ACPThe internet is an important tool – both for your job search and once you’re on the job. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit program helps to ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. Learn who qualifies for this program in our blog.

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Discount on internet service for eligible households

May 18, 2022

Three laughing girls shown over the logo for the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program, Helping Households Get Access to Broadband. Find out if you qualify and how to participate.  Visit FCC.gov/ACP

The internet is an important tool – both for your job search and once you’re on the job. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit program helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The ACP is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

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.

Learn more at fcc.gov/acp or call 1-877-384-2575.

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