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City of Irving News

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Program Connects Households to Internet Services

Two girls do homework at a table with laptop computers.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.

The benefit provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for internet service.
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices. Note: Not all internet companies offer device discounts. The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline.
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income program.

Learn More

Program applications are accepted online or can be downloaded and mailed. To learn more about this program, call (877) 384-2575 or visit ACPBenefit.org.

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