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The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households.

  • Up to $30 per month for broadband services purchased by eligible households and up to $75 per month for households located on tribal lands.
  • One-time discount of up to $100 on the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if you contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Applications are now available. Only one monthly internet service discount is allowed per household.


You are eligible for the ACP if one member of your household:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines;
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.

Consumers who are eligible for both the ACP and Lifeline Program can apply for and participate in both programs, up to the full cost of their monthly broadband service.

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Various broadband providers, including those offering landline and wireless broadband, are participating in the ACP.  Depending on where you live, you may have a choice of providers.  Check with the broadband providers in your area to learn about their plans for program participation and eligible service offerings.

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Participating broadband service providers can be reimbursed up to $100 if they supply a connected device to a household, as long as the household pays more than $10 but less than $50 for the device. In other words, to take advantage of this benefit, it must be done through your participating broadband provider, and you must contribute a portion of the cost. The device benefit is limited to a laptop, a desktop computer, or a tablet. It does not include cell phones. Each household is limited to a single device.

No, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $30 per eligible household (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands). The Federal Communications Commission will administer the benefit through the Universal Service Administrative Company or USAC. FCC payments will be direct to the internet service provider (ISP), not the household.

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Apply now by choosing one of the options below:

Online with USAC
Use the online application (available in English and Spanish).

Mail with USAC

Print an application: English  Spanish

Complete the application send it, along with copies of your proof documentation, to:

USAC / ACP Support Center
PO Box 9100
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773

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