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Affordable Connectivity Program Lowers Cost of Internet Services for Eligible Households

Category: Medicaid, LIS, & Extra Help
Published on 2022-06-21 08:20:02


The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.


Who is 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.


What would you receive?

If your household is eligible, you could receive:
  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service

  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands

  • 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*
* Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit GetInternet.gov. Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider.

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.


Steps to receive your benefit:

  1. Check if You Qualify

    See if your household fits into any eligible categories


  2. Apply for the ACP

    You can apply online, by mail, or by contacting your current internet company.

  3. Find a Company Near You

    Use the FCC search tool to find a company that offers ACP discounts








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