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The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and operates as an independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress.

The commission is committed to being a responsive, efficient, and effective agency capable of facing the technological and economic opportunities of the new millennium.

The FCC's policy for social media comments is available here.

Online and Virtual Assistance

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet 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 if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or
  • 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 in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.

How to apply:

  1. Submit an application online, or download and mail a printed application.
  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. (Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.)

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

Click here to get started.

Connectivity Resources
  • Help With ACP Application
Help Pay for Housing
  • Utility Assistance - Internet
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Languages other than English and Spanish
  • Income: must be less than 200 % of AMI to qualify.
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The Lifeline program provides a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services.

Click here for more information from the Federal Communications Commission.

Click on a provider name to view their offer.

§  Access Wireless

§  Assurance Wireless

§  enTouch Wireless

§  Life Wireless

§  Q Link Wireless

§  Safelink Wireless

§  StandUp Wireless

§  Tag Mobile

§  Terracom

§  Truconnect

§  True Wireless

The Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands.

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