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 www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.