You May Be Eligible for A Discount on Your Internet Service
You might be eligible for a discount on your internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program.
What is ACP?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a $14.2 billion program that supports eligible low- income households afford monthly internet service. It replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), which was launched last year to help with internet affordability. ACP expands eligibility and provides a $30 discount on internet services for qualifying families, except for those on Tribal lands, where the benefit is $75 per month. 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.
Are you eligible?
Our friends at The Daily Yonder reported that only a fraction of eligible families applied for the Emergency Broadband Benefit last year and noted that many families simply didn’t know about the program. If your children or dependents are enrolled in schools with free and reduced-price lunch or the school breakfast, you qualify. If you participate in other assistance programs, like SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline, you qualify. A full list of eligible program criteria can be found here.
Spread the word!
If you represent an organization, school, or business that regularly engages with communities and families, you can help spread the word about the Affordable Connectivity Program.
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Tell us if you have any problems!
Please let us know if you run into challenges as you sign up for this benefit. We want to make sure rural broadband advocates and the FCC are made aware of any difficulties. Drop us a note.
Two Daily Yonder articles with more information about broadband matters in rural America:
- Report: Only a Fraction of Eligible Households Signed up for Emergency Broadband Benefit
- Rural America May Experience Service Blackouts as Providers Sunset 3G Technology