Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Program

A Federal Communications (FCC) program that provides sustained discounts on monthly internet bills for qualifying households (formally the Emergency Broadband Benefit program).

If your household is eligible, you can receive:

Up to $30 a month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals

Up to a $75/month discount if your household is in a “high-cost” area or on qualifying Tribal lands

A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computers

with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50

Do You Qualify? Yes, if:

Someone in your household participates in ONE of these government benefit programs:

  • FCC’s Lifeline Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year


Your household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines

What is a household?

Federal poverty guidelines chart



Three Ways to Apply

1. Apply Online

Fill out the online application at

2. Apply By Mail

Download and print an application. Applications in English and Spanish. Application instructions.

3. Apply Through a Company

Find a participating broadband provider

Participating Durham Providers

Providers marked with an * offer connected devices (laptop, desktop, ortablet), in addition to internet service discounts.

  • Access Wireless (mobile)
  • AT&T (fixed/mobile)
  • Boost Mobile (mobile)
  • Charter-Spectrum (fixed/mobile)
  • Frontier (fixed)
  • *Gen Mobile (mobile)
  • Good2go Mobile (mobile)
  • *human-I-T (mobile)
  • Metro by T-Mobile (mobile)
  • *PCs for People (mobile)
  • *QLink Wireless (mobile)
  • *Selectel Wireless (mobile)
  • *T-Mobile (fixed/mobile)
  • *TracFone Wireless (mobile)
  • *TruConnect (mobile)
  • U.S. Cellular (mobile)
  • Verizon (fixed/mobile)

Learn More

ACP support center: 877-384-2575
9 am – 9 pm ET, 7 days a week