ACP Household Eligibility

Households can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program by applying at the ACP website.

If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75 discount if your household is on qualifying tribal lands.
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50.)

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount, and one device discount per household.

Where can I sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

You can sign up for the ACP at anytime. Please check for the latest information.

Do I receive the funds directly each month?

No, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $30 per eligible household. The participating broadband service provider will receive the funds directly from the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Can I apply for the Affordable Connectivity  Program if I have a past due balance with the provider?

Yes, eligible consumers with a past due balance or a balance in collections are eligible for the benefit.

Can I sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program if I am already a customer or if I was a customer in the past?

Yes, the benefit is available to eligible new, prior and existing customers of participating providers.

Can my roommate and I each get a monthly discount?

MAYBE. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount per household. If you live together and share money, you are one household. If you either do not live together or do not share money, you are two or more households.

If I already receive Lifeline benefits will I automatically receive the Affordable Care Program?

No. You must opt-in with your existing provider or request enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program with a participating broadband provider and choose an eligible service plan. You can choose to receive the benefit from your current Lifeline service provider or another participating provider.

Can I receive both the Affordable Care Program and Lifeline benefits at the same time?

Yes. You can also combine these benefits with other state and local benefits where available. They can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately to a Lifeline service and an Affordable Connectivity Benefit service with the same or different providers. For example, an eligible household could have a Lifeline-supported mobile phone service and a separate home broadband service that is supported through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Everyone at my child’s school receives breakfast and lunch at no cost. Do we qualify?

Yes. Households with a student enrolled in a school or school district where every student receives this benefit are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program.