With more people working remotely or receiving telehealth services now than ever before, reliable home internet is a necessity. For many households, however, internet services and connected devices are putting a strain on their budgets. Fortunately, assistance is now available through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
ACP is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. You are likely to be eligible to receive ACP benefits if household’s income is below 200% 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.
Under the ACP, eligible households may receive:
- Up to a $30/month discount on internet service
- Up to a $75/month discount if the 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
To check your eligibility and apply for ACP benefits, please visit the USAC Affordable Connectivity Program website.