Overview

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

You are likely eligible if your 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.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your 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 through the ACP*

Note: Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit GetInternet.gov.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

Who Qualifies for ACP?

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

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Based on your household income

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If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs

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If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit

How to Apply

There are three ways to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Online: Login or create a new account to complete the ACP application online. If you apply online, you may be able to receive an immediate approval.

Mail: Print an application: English Spanish (Application Instructions also available in 9 other languages).

Complete the application and Household Worksheet and send them, along with copies of your proof documentation to:

ACP Support Center
PO Box 7081
London, KY 40742

Contact your internet company: Ask your internet company if they participate in the ACP or use our online tool to find a participating company near you. Participating companies can help you apply through their company’s application process.

For additional information on consumer support programs visit:

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

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