Families can save on their internet bills through the Affordable Connectivity Program
High-speed internet is a necessity – especially for students. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to lower internet costs for families. ACP provides eligible
- Up to $30/month off their internet bills (or $75/month on Tribal lands), and
- A one-time $100 discount off a laptop, tablet, or computer.
Tens of millions of families are eligible but have not yet claimed their benefits. A family is eligible if any ONE of the following applies:
- A child participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch or Breakfast program, including at Community Eligibility Provision schools
- The household’s income is 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less ($55,500 for a
family of four)
- A member of the household participates in certain other federal programs, like Medicaid or SNAP; OR
- The household meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income
Many internet service providers offer high-speed plans that are fully covered by ACP – meaning millions of families can now get high-speed internet without paying a dime. GetInternet.gov is a one-stop shop to check eligibility and sign up. Families can also call 877-384-2575 for more ways to apply.
How do I enroll?
- Step 1: Claim your ACP benefit by visiting GetInternet.gov to submit an application or to print out a mail-in application, contact a participating internet service provider, or call 877-384-2575 to
- Step 2: Contact a participating internet service provider to choose an internet plan.
Which providers offer fully covered plans?
Here are providers offering high-speed internet plans that are fully covered – so you have no out-of-pocket cost:
altaFiber / Hawaiian
Jackson Energy Authority
Optimum / Suddenlink
Spectrum/Charter (new subscribers only)
Verizon (Fios only)
Wow! Internet, Cable and TV
For additional Outreach Tools, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/acp-consumer-outreach-toolkit