Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program
Posted on 09/19/2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.  This new benefit  provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband 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.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

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, including a student whose school participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, including Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools.

For parents/guardians with a child(ren) attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), school:

  1. when applying online, select “Free and Reduced Price School Lunch or Breakfast Program” on the “Confirm You Qualify” page. 
  2. You can then indicate that your child is enrolled at a CEP school by entering the name of the school.
  3. Uploading the documentation that demonstrates that your child is enrolled at that school.
    1. The documentation must include:
      1. The student’s (benefit qualifying person's) name
      2. Name of the school or of the school district
      3. A date that coincides with the current school year

Examples of acceptable documentation include a child’s report card or a letter from the school or school district indicating the child’s enrollment. Please read complete details on the Affordable Connectivity Program, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting, or by calling 877-384-2575.