The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The ACP is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • 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;
  • Participates in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program.

Learn more at FCC.gov/ACP.

We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the program so you can inform eligible Ticketholders. Social media content is included below and additional information about the ACP is included at the end of this message. Here are 10 Tips for Outreach Providers so you can continue to share this in your community and the ACP Consumer Outreach Toolkit, including a newsletter blurb.

Sample social media posts

Facebook: The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward the internet for eligible households and up to $75 per month for homes on qualifying Tribal lands. Find out if you're eligible for the program and how to apply. FCC.gov/ACP #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov

Twitter: The @FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on #broadband service and connected devices. Learn if you qualify for the program and how to apply. FCC.gov/ACP #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov