Internet connectivity is no longer a luxury in our society. It has become an essential tool for nearly every facet of our lives, including entering and remaining in the workforce, accessing important support programs, engaging in education, and staying in touch with one another.
To help provide this critical access, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program offers an opportunity for qualified households to save on their internet bill, get one-time discounts on the purchase of computing devices, and potentially get high-speed internet for free. In short, it can help households in need get connected.
Qualified applicants may receive a range of benefits, including the following:
- Service discount up to $30 per month
- Service discount up to $75 per month on qualifying Tribal lands
- Device discount up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer
How to Qualify
There are a number of ways that households may qualify for this program, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Household income
- Participation in government assistance programs, like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, and other similar programs
- Receipt of a Lifeline benefit
Spread the Word
If you have students without internet connectivity or know of households who might benefit from this program, let them know about this opportunity and direct them to the Affordable Connectivity Program website for more information. This may be the lifeline they need to stay connected.