Get Connected: Affordable Connectivity Program To Replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Attention, IDEA families! We know reliable internet at home is essential to extend the learning day, help students complete their homework and boost the home-to-school connection. 

If you are struggling to obtain reliable internet access, we want to make you aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The Affordable Connectivity Program is a program that will help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic and enable students to:  

  • Communicate with teachers  
  • Access and complete assignments at home  
  • Engage in individualized learning through provided applications  

The ACP will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) that was announced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in May 

About the Affordable Connectivity Program 

If your household is eligibleyou can receive: 

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service 
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands 
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) 

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 providers offer device discounts.) The internet provider will provide the discount to the consumer. 

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply 

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