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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 5,094,492
National Verifier Application 3,778,755
Alternative Verification Process 2,695,602
Verified by School 7,202
Total 11,576,051

*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
18-24 718,659
25-49 6,023,604
50-64 3,029,467
65-84 1,687,448
85+ 116,873

Total Enrolled ACP Subscribers by Service Type

Service Type Total Subscribers Percent of Total
Mobile Broadband 7,351,363 63.5%
Fixed Broadband** 4,159,163 35.9%
Fixed Wireless or Satellite 65,525 0.6%
Total 11,576,051 100%

**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 5,585,117
Medicaid Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 4,563,742
National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program U.S. Department of Agriculture 1,456,082
Household Income Less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (Less than 135% prior to December 31, 2021) 1,335,528
Supplemental Security Income Social Security Administration 1,152,832
Substantial Loss of Income (enrolled prior to December 31,2021, with Total Household Income Below $99K for Single Filers or $198K for Joint Filers) 614,674
Federal Pell Grant U.S. Department of Education 335,853
Federal Public Housing Assistance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 400,741
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 107,405
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children U.S. Department of Agriculture 94,883
Tribal Food Distribution U.S. Department of Agriculture 6,814
Tribal General Assistance U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs 6,987
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4,548
Tribal Head Start U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3,494
Total 15,668,700

Timing

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