DECEMBER 2, 2022
Get Low-Cost Internet through the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps Pennsylvanians with low incomes pay for broadband service and internet-connected devices necessary to maintain reliable internet access in their homes.
The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way we communicate, learn, work, visit our doctor, and access social safety net resources. Now, having affordable and reliable internet service at home is even more essential to our everyday lives, but access to this resource is not universal.
This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
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enrollment information, and community outreach resources. How Do I Enroll in the ACP? Eligible households can enroll by going to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an online application or print a mail-in application, or by contacting their preferred participating broadband provider in Pennsylvania and selecting a plan.
Am I Eligible for the ACP? A household is eligible for the ACP if the household income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below: Participates in one of these assistance programs: Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers) Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811 Public Housing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits Lifeline Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program; Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Tribal Head Start (income-based) Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiian
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