The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is one way America is making high-speed internet obtainable for all. It is a federally funded program through the Federal Communications Commission that helps subsidize the high-speed broadband internet homes need for work, school, healthcare, and more for eligible households.
Eligible households can get a discount of up to $30 a month, and houses on qualifying tribal lands can get up to $75 a month. On top of these monthly discounts, households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers, given they have contributed more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Please visit here for more detailed information about eligibility.
Before the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). This program started in December 2020 to help Americans afford the internet services that became so vital during the COVID-19 pandemic. $3.2 Billion was allocated to these efforts to make high-speed internet more accessible to those in underserved and unserved areas.
In November of 2021, Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to replace the EBB with a more long-term solution. This change allowed the EBB’s positive impact to continue past the pandemic and push for affordable connectivity across the entire US. With this name change and adjustments came $14.2 billion in additional support for these subsidies.
It only takes three simple steps to enroll in this life-changing program!
Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.