What is the Affordable Connectivity Program? Questions Answered

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

The ACP is a low-income internet program from the federal government that can help eligible households pay for broadband. 

How much is the ACP benefit?

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a benefit of up to $30 per month, or up to $75 per month for people living on federally recognized Tribal Lands.*

*Terms, conditions & restr’s apply.

How can I qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program? 

AT&T does not determine who is eligible. The federal government’s National Verifier makes that determination. You can qualify if your household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, you qualify for the Lifeline program, or if you or someone in your household currently participates in any of the following programs:

This website might also be helpful if you’re unsure whether you might qualify. 

Can I apply for both an ACP phone plan benefit and an ACP internet benefit?

No, the ACP program can only be used to help pay for one eligible service per household at a time, so if you or any member of your household is already receiving an ACP benefit for one service, you won’t be able to get an ACP benefit for any other service. 

Is it possible to get free internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program?

Yes, eligible customers can get free internet with qualifying plans up to 100Mbps with the Affordable Connectivity program and Access from AT&T. *

* Geographic & service restr’s apply. Not all speeds available in all areas. 

How can I apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

If you want to sign up for ACP assistance, you’ll need to qualify by applying with the government’s National Verifier. The easiest way to do that is to visit ACPBenefit.org. To help speed up your enrollment, be sure to save your Application ID from the National Verifier. 

After you have been approved for the program, you can call AT&T at 866.986.0963 to enroll with your National Verifier application ID.

What AT&T services can I get the ACP benefit on if I am eligible? 

For more information on applying the ACP benefit to AT&T Internet, go to Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – Home Internet | AT&T (att.com)

For more information on applying the ACP benefit to AT&T PREPAIDSM, go to Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – AT&T PREPAID | AT&T (att.com)

Where can I learn more about the ACP?

If you’d like to learn more about the ACP, read more on the official ACP website, or visit AT&T’s Affordable Connectivity Program hub


This article was written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor and AT&T employee. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.

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