Additional ACP Data

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 4,982,495
National Verifier Application 8,218,434
Alternative Verification Process 4,548,826
Verified by School 5,634
Total 17,755,389

*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 are automatically eligible to participate in the program. For consumers who do not currently participate in Lifeline, participating ACP providers may use the National Verifier for eligibility verification. Providers also have the option to obtain FCC approval for an Alternative Verification Process that they can use in addition to, or instead of, the National Verifier. Providers may 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 1,081,033
25-49 8,751,443
50-64 4,468,774
65-84 3,184,679
85+ 269,460
Total 17,755,389

State and Age Data

This excel file allows users to view the total enrolled households by state and age as of May 1, 2023.

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Service Type

Service Type Total Subscribers Percent of Total
Mobile Broadband 9,479,757 53.4%
Fixed Broadband** 8,120,756 45.7%
Fixed Wireless or Satellite 154,876 0.9%
Total 17,755,389 100%

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

Applicant-Selected Eligibility Categories on National Verifier Applications

When applying for the ACP in the National Verifier, applicants are 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 17,865,995
Medicaid Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 15,839,341
Household Income Less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (Less than 135% prior to December 31, 2021) 3,846,957
Supplemental Security Income Social Security Administration 4,054,461
National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program U.S. Department of Agriculture 2,746,992
Federal Public Housing Assistance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 1,184,342
Federal Pell Grant U.S. Department of Education 788,686
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children U.S. Department of Agriculture 662,978
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 495,866
Tribal General Assistance U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs 56,659
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 39,722
Tribal Food Distribution U.S. Department of Agriculture 29,362
Tribal Head Start U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 23,822
Total 47,635,183


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