Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Updated 02/22/2022: Broadband is critical for Indian Country, but it is often unavailable. In 2019, the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) found that 18 percent of Tribal reservation residents have no Internet access, while 33 percent rely on smartphones for Internet service. Even where broadband is available, the cost can be a barrier to access. It is crucial that Tribal communities have broadband access for education, work, and healthcare, all of which will be more accessible via the Affordable Connectivity Program.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides benefits for a single Internet connection per home and will allow eligible households to receive a monthly discount on broadband access from their Internet provider. The provider may also offer broadband devices at a discount. It is important to check with your provider to see if they are participating. The program is now accepting applications, with participating providers. Also, be sure to keep checking with your Internet service provider for more information.
Apply at ACPbenefit.org