Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an 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; and

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% of the Federal
Poverty Guide lines;

Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP,
Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or

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 break
fast program, including through the USDA Community
Eligibility Provision;

Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award
year; or

Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband
provider’s existing low-income program.

Two Steps to enroll:

  • Go to to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  • Contact your preferred participating provider to select an eligible plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Transition to Ten-Digit Dialing

This Sunday, October 24th, 2021, 82 area codes in 35 states and one U.S. territory will require callers who have been using seven-digit dialing for local numbers to start entering both the three-digit area code and the seven-digit telephone number to complete all calls, even if the intended recipient’s area code is the same area code as the originating caller.  After the transition to ten-digit dialing, local calls dialed within affected area codes using only seven-digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform callers that their call cannot be completed as dialed.  Callers must hang up and dial again using the applicable area code and the seven-digit number.

You can learn more about ten-digit dialing in this FCC consumer guide: