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You may qualify for free internet!

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit that helps pay for internet service and devices. Sign up now and you’ll receive:

$30 a month to buy internet service. This means some internet plans are free! If you live on Tribal lands, the benefit is $75 per month.

$100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

There are Three Steps to Enroll

1. Find out if you qualify
2. Submit an application
3. Pick an internet plan

Get help from a real person, at any time, with any step. Call:

(833) 201-1346

Get help from a real person, at any time, with any step. Call:

(877) 384-2575

1. Find out if you qualify

Over 100 million people qualify. That’s 40% of the country! You could be one of them.

You qualify if you (or someone in your household) participates in at least one of these programs:

  • Free and reduced-price school lunch
  • Medicaid, WIC, SNAP
  • SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Lifeline
  • and more

OR

Your household income is at or below a certain amount (e.g. $55,500/year for a family of four, $27,180/year for an individual).

Still unsure if you qualify? Use the tool to the right to confirm eligibility.

Still unsure if you qualify? Use the tool below to confirm eligibility.

2. Submit an application

You can submit an application online, by mail, or through an ISP.

Online is the fastest and simplest way to apply, but you’ll need an email address to create an account. Alternatively, you can print out an application form and mail it in or call an ISP and ask them for help applying.

When you apply, you will need to provide an ID, a mailing address, and documents proving you qualify. Many forms of ID are accepted, and you do not need to be a citizen or have a Social Security number.

Apply Online Print Application Form

3. Pick an internet plan

Find a participating provider near you

Once your application is accepted, use your ACP benefit to buy internet service from a participating provider.

Find a provider

Tips to pick the right internet plan.

  • Ask the provider for plans that are free with the ACP. Many providers offer them, but they are not always advertised.
  • Ask about hidden costs, like prices that increase over time, installation fees, and equipment fees.
  • Look for download speeds of 100mbps or higher if multiple people will be using the internet or you want to stream video.
  • Look for upload speeds of 20mbps or higher if you want to use apps like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Classroom.

Get parenting tips for the online world

With the right guidance, parents and caregivers can encourage positive digital experiences for kids.

Watch videos and read FAQs on how to keep your kids safe, healthy, and learning online.

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