Affordable Connectivity Program
Consumers who want to learn about or apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program should visit affordableconnectivity.gov.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month for broadband services for eligible consumers. Consumers who live on qualifying Tribal lands can receive enhanced support of up to $75 per month toward broadband services.
Additionally, the program provides a one-time device discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. The one-time discount requires a consumer co-payment of more than $10 and less than $50.
Note: The Affordable Connectivity Program began accepting consumer applications and enrollments on December 31, 2021. To apply, visit affordableconnectivity.gov.
For ACP training information and answers to frequently asked questions, please see the ACP Learn page.
The FCC engaged the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to implement the ACP using the framework of the (now defunct) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and the (currently active) Lifeline program. These two FCC programs similarly provide affordable voice and broadband service to low-income consumers. The ACP leverages the National Eligibility Verifier, the National Lifeline Accountability Database, and the Affordable Connectivity Claims System for subscriber eligibility, enrollment, and service provider reimbursement.