Affordable Connectivity Program Can Be Beneficial
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200 percent 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 • 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. 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.
For more information and a list of participating telephone and internet providers: https://www.affordableconnectivity. gov.