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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Community Resource: Broadband Affordability Program

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The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The program provides $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. 

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or 
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations 
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year 
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or 
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program. 

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To enroll:
1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. Click here for a list of providers that offer this program. Learn more here or call the helpline for more information at: (877) 384-2575.

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