Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Low Cost Internet - Affordable Connectivity Program
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The Affordable Connectivity Program is a US government program that helps low income households pay for broadband services and internet connected devices.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward home 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.
- People with low income
Households qualify for the program:
* Based on your household income
* If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC or other programs
* If you or anyone in your household already received a Lifeline benefit
More details about eligibility are available online.
Two steps to get lower cost internet:
1) Fill out the application online.
You can also call (877) 384-2575 for help with the application.
2) Choose a company near you and sign up for service with them. Search for a provider that serves your specific zip code online.
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