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Affordable Connectivity Program offers reduced Internet Access costs nationwide

How to apply for Affordable Connectivity Program
How to apply for Affordable Connectivity Program
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Internet access is becoming cheaper for certain community members. The Affordable Connectivity Plan is helping to reduce Wi-Fi prices.

The program is backed by the FCC and is available nationwide.

You may receive a reimbursement of up to thirty dollars each month for internet access if you meet the criteria for the service.

In order for a family to be eligible, at least one member of the household must meet one of the following criteria:

Has an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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 breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.

Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.

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

Benefits include up to a $30 discount for internet service, a $75 discount for household on qualifying tribal lands and a one-time discount of up to a $100 for a laptop, desktop computer or a tablet purchased through a participating provider. To apply for assistance, visit ACPBenefits.org. For more information, visit www.fcc.gov/acp or call 877-384-2575.

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