What Is the Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program by the Federal Communications Commission is designed to make internet access more affordable and accessible for all. This program provides financial assistance to eligible households, reducing the cost of broadband services. With the program, you can access high-speed internet at a lower price, which opens up a world of possibilities. Stay connected with friends and family, access educational resources, find job opportunities, and even benefit from telemedicine services that allow you to receive medical care remotely.
What Are the Program Benefits?
|Program Benefit||How Can I Qualify?|
|Service discount up to $30/month||You or your child or dependent are enrolled in government programs like Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or others|
|Service discount up to $75/month on qualifying Tribal lands||Based on your household income|
|Device discount of up to $100 for a qualifying device||Learn more about how to qualify|
How Do I Sign Up?
See If You Qualify
Take a moment to visit the Affordable Connectivity Program’s website and discover if you qualify for this valuable opportunity to access affordable and reliable internet services.
Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program today. They will help you every step of the way. Learn more about how to apply.
Take the next step towards affordable internet by reaching out to an internet company to claim your benefit and start enjoying high-speed connectivity at a reduced cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Get Help With My Application?
The Affordable Connectivity Program is here to help.
Instructions to complete the Affordable Connectivity Program application online are available in English and nine other languages.
What If I Can’t Apply Online?
You can apply by mail.
Print the application or call 1-877-384-2575 to have one mailed to you.
Mail your completed application to the address listed on page one.
How Does the Device Benefit Work?
If you sign up for the program, you can get a discount of up to $100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. You have to pay between $10.01 to $49.99 for the device to get it. This discount is in addition to the monthly discount. You can only get one device discount per household.
Some companies do not offer discounts for devices.
Why Do I Need to Re-Certify by Benefit?
The Affordable Connectivity Program will check every year to make sure you still qualify. If the program can’t confirm you qualify, they’ll send you a letter in the mail.
How Does the FCC Protect Consumers?
You can choose the best plan for you, even if it’s the same one you already have. The company that provides your internet cannot make you use a more expensive or lower-quality plan.
You can get access to supported internet services regardless of your credit status, past due balances, or prior debt.
You can change internet companies or plans once a month. You don’t have to pay extra if you switch.
You can ask for help from your internet company. If the company is unresponsive or does not help you, you can file a complaint with the FCC.