The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households $30 per month toward high-speed home internet service, making some plans FREE! The ACP benefit can be applied to a new or existing internet plan.
Additionally, eligible households receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-50 toward the purchase price.
Your household qualifies for the Affordable Connectivity Program if:
Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.
Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address. In cases where only one fixed connection can be purchased at a given address, but two households reside there, the second household can purchase a mobile plan to receive their ACP discount.
Visit GetACP.org to learn if you qualify, what documents you’ll need to apply, and how to connect to home internet plans that are free with ACP. Answer a few simple questions to receive, and it provides a personalized checklist that saves you time when you apply. It takes about 5 minutes.
There are three ways to apply for ACP benefits:
How many people will use the internet?
When more people share the same connection, a faster plan is needed to accommodate their devices.
How will you be using the internet?
Downloading is when the internet shares information with your computer. You’ll need higher download speeds when watching Netflix and online gaming, than if you only surf the web, use social media, and do online shopping.
More day-to-day activities also require the fastest upload speeds (when our computers share information with the internet) e.g. Zoom and video/audio calls, online gaming and sharing photos on social media.
Contact an ACP representative directly by calling 1-877-384-2575 seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. or email ACPSupport@usac.org.
EducationSuperHighway has ACP FAQs available on their website.