The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. The ACP benefit will provide a discount of up to $30 per month towards broadband 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.
This ACP benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Learn more about ACP and get a list of participating providers.
View the AccessNYC ACP Guide in multiple languages.
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
- 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 a K-12 student who attends a school approved to receive benefits under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through USDA Community Eligibility Provision
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program
There are two steps to enroll in ACP:
- Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
- Then, contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
To move your benefit to a different provider, contact the new provider and ask that they transfer your benefit. You do not need to cancel the benefit, or your service, with your current benefit provider before requesting the transfer.