The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

ACP – helping households to connect

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an 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 Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.


Discount for internet service.


Discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands, and a one-time.


For a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

Two steps to enroll

Step 1:

Go to to submit an appliction or print out a mail-in application.

Step 2:

Contact your preferred partcipating provider to select an eligible plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provide to select a service plan.

fcc affordable connectivity program


A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% ofthe Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public l-ousing 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.
  • ls approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price 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 Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income program.

Find out how we are helping households get access to broadband.