Affordable Connectivity Program Helps Lower Internet Costs

May 13th, 2022

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Eligible families can receive discounts on internet service and devices in their homes

Having affordable and reliable internet service at home is more important than ever.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program to help families afford the cost of internet service and devices in their homes.

Households can qualify in a number of ways. Eligibility can be based on income, participation in other assistance programs or if anyone in the household already receives a Lifeline benefit.

Under the ACP program, eligible households may receive:

  • Up to $30 per month discount for broadband service
  • Up to $75 per 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. The household must contribute more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The ACP is a program of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

To apply, go to You may submit your application online or print a mail-in application in English or Spanish.

Applicants also must contact their existing or preferred provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to their bill.

For complete details and to access American Sign Language videos about the program, visit

The ACP Support Center is also available to answer your questions daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (877) 384-2575 or

For more utility and financial assistance programs, visit our online Resource Directory.

Low-Cost Internet Program Expands Eligibility

September 6th, 2019

Three kids looking at a laptop together while sitting on a porch

More low-income households, including those with people with disabilities, are now eligible for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program.

Comcast is expanding eligibility for its Internet Essentials program, giving more low-income households the opportunity to receive low-cost internet access.

Internet Essentials provides high-speed internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax. Program participants also have the option to buy an internet-ready computer for less than $150 and access free digital literacy training.

Individuals who participate in Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other government assistance programs are now eligible to apply for Internet Essentials. The full list of eligible programs is available at

Comcast estimates that more than three million additional low-income households, including those with people with disabilities, are now eligible to apply.

The program already accepts applications from households that:

  • Have a student eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  • Live in public housing or receive HUD Housing Assistance, including Section 8 vouchers
  • Participate in the Veterans Pension Program

Low-income senior citizens and community college students in select pilot markets are also eligible.

For more information or to apply for the Internet Essentials program, visit or call (855) 846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can also call (855) 765-6995.

Additional details are also available in the Internet Essentials press release.

A list of the government assistance programs that are eligible for Comcast's Internet Essentials program.
Eligible programs for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program include: Medicaid, National School Lunch Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, HUD Housing Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, Head Start or Early Head Start, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Tribal Assistance, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and Veterans Pension.