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You may qualify for free internet!

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit that helps pay for your 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.

Get help with any step, at any time. Call:

(555) 555-1234

Applying for any new program can be confusing. We’re here to help!

3 Steps to Enroll

1. Find out if you qualify
2. Submit and application
3. Pick a plan

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 this questionnaire to help you.

2. Submit and application

You can submit an application online or by mail.

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.

Applying online is the fastest and simplest way to apply. You’ll need an email address to create an account. You can also print out an application form and mail it in.

Apply Online Print Application Form

Look at available plans and pick one that is right for you!

Here are a few tips:

  • Plans that cost $30 or less are free with the ACP.
  • If there are multiple people using the internet in your home or if you stream a lot of video, look for download speeds of 100mbps or higher.
  • If you want to use apps like Zoom and FaceTime, look for upload speeds of 20mbps or higher. Keep in mind: internet providers may not always list upload speeds, so you may have to ask them.
  • Look out for hidden costs, like prices that increase over time, installation fees, and rental fees for equipment.

3. Pick a plan

Find a participating provider in your area

Once you are notified that your application is accepted, use your ACP benefit to pay for internet service and a device from a participating internet service provider.

Find a provider

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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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What if I have questions?

  • Get help from a real person in your area
  • Read our FAQs
  • Contact the ACP Support Center hotline at (877) 384-2575
  • Email [email protected]
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