The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) runs a program that is known as the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program is available to those whose household income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This program is also available to you if someone in your household participates in certain government assistance programs. This program reduces the cost of getting online with high speed internet for people with limited income. Some internet providers offer internet plans that allow qualified households to get internet for free,.
Visit the ACP website to see if you qualify, and you can apply online with the FCC, directly contacting your current internet service provider, or by mail. Please note that you can get these discounts without affecting your Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits.
What discounts are available?
- $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.
- $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
- Eligible households also can receive a one-time discount of up to $100 toward purchasing a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.