FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program Reaches 20 Million Households

More than 20 million homes are now getting help paying for their broadband under the government’s Affordable Connectivity Program, or the ACP, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday.

The ACP was funded under the Infrastructure Act, and is helping close the digital divide so more people can afford to get online. Those who qualify get $30 a month off their internet bill, or up to $75 monthly for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also get a one-time $100 discount to help buy a computer, laptop or tablet.

“For a long time, closing the digital divide focused on one part of the equation — the lack of physical infrastructure to get online. But we know that for many people, even when there was technically access, the cost to get online was too high,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. “Enrolling more than 20 million eligible households is no small feat.”

Here’s how to find out if you’re eligible to get help in paying for your broadband service through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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