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ACP could save you money- but what is it and who is eligible?

If you receive a benefit from Social Security, SNAP, Medicaid, or WIC you could get $30 off your internet.

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This savings opportunity is through ACP.


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What is ACP?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has been introduced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If you qualify based on your income, you could get $30 off your internet service. Find additional information here.

ACP was first  introduced December 31, 2021 and provides a discount on internet access starting March 1, 2022. ACP comes after The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) that helped almost 9 million household pay for internet access during the pandemic. Although both programs help with internet costs, they are different.

Under EBBP, those who qualify got a maximum benefit of $50 toward internet access. People living on tribal lands can get up to $75, but now other qualifying participants will get a $30 credit.

To qualify for ACP, household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. EBBP requires 135% of the federal poverty level. The benefit is smaller, but available to more households. As of February 2022, more than 10 million households are enrolled in ACP.

People enrolled in SSI, SNAP, Medicaid, or WIC may qualify. Even if you don’t receive benefits, you may still qualify depending on your income.

You can find additional details and apply online at AffordableConnectivity.gov.


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