Additional ACP Data

Important News: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has ended for now due to lack of additional funding from Congress. 

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 4,510,958
National Verifier Application 13,575,971
Alternative Verification Process 5,175,130
Verified by School 7,491
Total 23,269,550

*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 1,384,758
25-49 11,267,800
50-64 5,760,148
65-84 4,449,750
85+ 407,094
Total 23,269,550

State and Age Data

This allows users to view the total enrolled households by state and age as of February 8, 2024.

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Service Type

Service Type Total Subscribers Percent of Total
Mobile Broadband 13,017,580 55.9%
Fixed Broadband** 10,063,453 43.2%
Fixed Wireless or Satellite 188,517 0.9%
Total 23,269,550 100%

**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 37,419,202
Medicaid Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 38,317,987
Household Income Less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (Less than 135% prior to December 31, 2021) 8,397,607
Supplemental Security Income Social Security Administration 7,360,323
National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program U.S. Department of Agriculture 3,460,505
Federal Public Housing Assistance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 1,996,579
Federal Pell Grant U.S. Department of Education 1,277,641
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children U.S. Department of Agriculture 1,238,252
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1,147,983
Tribal General Assistance U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs 105,064
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 82,489
Tribal Food Distribution U.S. Department of Agriculture 78,527
Tribal Head Start U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 66,359
Total 100,948,518


All of the data on the Additional ACP Data page is as of February 8.