How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's the importance of having a reliable internet connection at home. In 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program was established to help low-income families and those who had lost income during COVID-19. In 2022, the EBB was shuttered and replaced with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), one of several broadband-focused initiatives in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021. The ACP aims to help households afford the internet connections so desperately needed to keep pace with our rapidly changing world. Those who qualify will receive a discount of $30 a month off their internet bill. That amount goes up to $75 a month for households on Tribal lands. As of early April, more than 11 million households in the US have signed up. Scores of internet service providers have committed to being involved with the ACP. You can reference the Federal Communication Commission's state-by-state list to determine which internet service providers are available in your area. Let's walk through what else you need to know to take advantage of the ACP.

Looking to Save Money on Home Internet? Here's How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program