The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal program that helps low-income households offset the monthly cost of a new or existing internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
The ACP may provide families:
1. Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
2. Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
3. A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.
To apply, visit affordableconnectivity.gov or call 1-877-384-2575 to request an application.
- If an adult or dependent participates in certain federal assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs (see full list here)
- Based on their household income (200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines)
- If someone in the household already receives a Lifeline benefit
Only one monthly service discount and one connected device discount is allowed per household.