Affordable Connectivity Program
On 12/31/21, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) will be transitioning to the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Details on the Affordable Connectivity Program are below.
Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term, $14 billion program, which will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This investment in broadband affordability will help eligible low-income customers ensure that they can afford the connections needed for work, school, health care and more for a long time. Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of 12/31/21 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until 3/1/22.
About the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of up to $30 per month towards any broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Participates in the FCC’s Lifeline program
- Has household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (level adjusted from EBB Program)
- Participates in a Lifeline-qualifying government program
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
- Participates in free & reduced-price school lunch program or school breakfast program
- Participates in the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – New for ACP
How to Apply
To apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, visit a Comporium retail store (map). Please bring with you a valid government-issued ID as well of proof of qualification in one of the eligible programs above.