Affordable Connectivity Program Now Open

10 January 2022

The federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Households enrolled in the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of December 31, 2021 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. More information about steps current Emergency Broadband Benefit recipients must take to continue receiving the Affordable Connectivity Program benefit after March 1, 2022 will be available in the coming weeks.

On December 31, 2021 the FCC launched the Affordable Connectivity Program. This longer-term program was created by Congress in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, and replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.  This investment in broadband affordability will help ensure households can afford the internet connections they need for work, school, health care and more.

For more information, including how to qualify and apply for the ACP, please see the Department’s Affordable Connectivity Program webpage or visit the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program webpage for consumers.