The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is designed to help you pay for internet service and equipment. This is a long-term program offered by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It replaces the FCC’s temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit introduced in 2021.
Eligible households receive:
Both benefits are offered through participating providers. Click here for a complete list in your state.
Households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($55,500 annually for a family of four) qualify for the ACP.
Regardless of your income, you qualify for the ACP if at least one member of your household meets at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
By visiting GetInternet.gov, you can check on your eligibility and sign up for the ACP. To print an application to fill out and send by mail, click here (English) or here (Spanish). Instructions for these forms are available here (English) and here (Spanish)
When your application is reviewed, you may be asked to provide documentation proving your identity and/or eligibility. For example, if you qualify based on your income, you may be asked to provide pay stubs. If you qualify through participation in a government program, you may be asked to provide a copy of paperwork or statements.
You may also be able to sign up for the ACP through your existing internet service provider. If your provider is on this list, you may reach out to them directly for information on applying.
For more information on the application process, click here or call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.
After you are approved for the ACP, you must then sign up for an internet service plan from a participating provider. Plans that cost $30 per month or less are free for ACP participants. The cost of these plans is fully covered by the ACP benefit, at no cost to the consumer.
Visit GetInternet.gov for a list of service providers offering fully covered plans.
If you previously received the Emergency Broadband Benefit of $50 per month, you should automatically receive the new ACP benefit. Your service provider will contact you to let you know if you need to take any steps to continue receiving the ACP benefit.