Additional ACP Data

Important News: On January 11, the FCC released an Order announcing the wind-down requirements of the Affordable Connectivity Program, due to a lack of additional funding from Congress. Providers currently participating in the ACP are strongly encouraged to review the FCC’s Order. The Order sets out requirements regarding the specific and frequent notices to enrolled ACP households about the end of the program, currently projected for April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change.

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Method of Verification

Note: On December 31, 2021, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The EBB Program ended on December 31, 2021, with 9,048,536 households enrolled. For more information on EBB Program enrollments, please visit USAC’s EBBP Enrollment and Claims Tracker.

Method of Verification* Total Subscribers
Lifeline 4,712,655
National Verifier Application 12,488,801
Alternative Verification Process 5,372,414
Verified by School 5,238
Total 22,579,108

*Note: Method of Verification refers to the process used to verify consumer eligibility for the ACP. The statute establishing the ACP allows flexibility in the eligibility verification methods available to service providers and consumers. Lifeline consumers were automatically eligible to participate in the program. For consumers who did not participate in Lifeline, participating ACP providers could use the National Verifier for eligibility verification. Providers also had the option to obtain FCC approval for an Alternative Verification Process that they could use in addition to, or instead of, the National Verifier. Providers could also rely on schools for eligibility verification with respect to households with students who participate in the free and reduced-price school lunch or school breakfast programs.

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Age

Age Category Total Subscribers
18-24 1,363,456
25-49 10,974,063
50-64 5,595,085
65-84 4,264,629
85+ 381,875
Total 22,579,108

State and Age Data

This excel file allows users to view the total enrolled households by state and age as of January 1, 2024.

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Service Type

Service Type Total Subscribers Percent of Total
Mobile Broadband 12,393,823 54.9%
Fixed Broadband** 10,000,228 44.3%
Fixed Wireless or Satellite 185,057 0.8%
Total 22,579,108 100%

**Note: Includes cable, DSL, and fiber.

Applicant-Selected Eligibility Categories on National Verifier Applications

When applying for the ACP in the National Verifier, applicants were told to select all applicable categories that would qualify the household.  As a result, this table reports all eligibility categories identified on all ACP National Verifier applications, and the total categories selected by applicants will exceed the number of National Verifier applications received.

Eligibility Category Selected by Applicant Administering Agency Total NV Applications
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program U.S. Department of Agriculture 34,191,690
Medicaid Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 33,858,698
Household Income Less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (Less than 135% prior to December 31, 2021) 7,629,069
Supplemental Security Income Social Security Administration 6,802,674
National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program U.S. Department of Agriculture 3,352,092
Federal Public Housing Assistance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 1,849,505
Federal Pell Grant U.S. Department of Education 1,204,631
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children U.S. Department of Agriculture 1,132,619
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1,036,134
Tribal General Assistance U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs 96,016
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 73,433
Tribal Food Distribution U.S. Department of Agriculture 68,835
Tribal Head Start U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 58,023
Total 91,353,419

Timing

All of the data on the Additional ACP Data page is as of January 1.