The Biden Administration announced recently that it has secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families in both rural and urban areas. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. The Administration is also launching a comprehensive effort to make sure as many ACP-eligible households as possible take advantage of this new program, including the launch of GetInternet.gov. This is an important development for telehealth access.
Find out if you qualify
You are eligible if you meet any one of the three qualifications below:
- Your income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- You or someone in your household participates in one of these other programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
- Federal Pell Grant (received in the current award year)
- Certain Tribal assistance programs, including Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- You meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program.