Affordable Connectivity Program

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

WHAT IS IT?
The benefit provides:
• Up to $30/month discount for internet service;
• Up to $75/month discount for households on
qualifying Tribal lands; and

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% of the Federal
Poverty Guide lines;

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 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 ACPBENEFIT.org 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: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/ten-digit-dialing