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You may qualify for free internet!

Get $30 a month to buy internet service and get $100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

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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:

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1. Find out if you qualify

Over 100 million people qualify. 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, EBT
  • 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 below to confirm eligibility.

2. Submit an application

You can submit an application online, by mail, or through an internet service provider.

Apply Online Print Application Form

Applying online is the easiest and fastest way if you have an email address. You can also apply by mail, or call an internet service provider and ask for help.

No matter how you apply, you will need an ID, mailing address, and documents proving you qualify. Many forms of ID are accepted, and you do not need to be a U.S. citizen or have a Social Security number.

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.

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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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