Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps families connect to the Internet from home by providing a monthly benefit to help pay for an internet service plan. The ACP is a long-term $14 billion program of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ACP began December 31, 2021, replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a temporary program tied to the pandemic.
The program provides:
- A discount of up to $30 a month for broadband service ($75 for households on Tribal lands)
- A one-time discount of $100, with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50, toward the purchase of a connected device (laptop, desktop or tablet) through a participating provider
How to enroll
There are three options to enroll:
- Online at the ACPBenefit website (National Verifier)
- Mail in an application (English or Spanish) and return it along with proof of eligibility to: ACP Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742
- Contact a participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. Find a full list of participating providers.
Only certain providers have been approved by the FCC to use an alternate application process and to enroll households directly, so most will need to apply via the National Verifier.
If families have any questions or need assistance, they can contact the ACP Support Center of the Universal Service Administrative Co, who administers the ACP on behalf of the FCC via:
- Email: ACPSupport@usac.org
- Phone: (877) 384-2575, seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET