GET HELP WITH YOUR EXPENSES FOR INTERNET ACCESS
The City of Woburn is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. ACP helps ensure that households can afford access to the broadband internet service they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households, and up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider.
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;
- Participates in one of these assistance programs:
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
- Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811
- Public Housing
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits or Lifeline;
Household income limits are $29,160 for a one-person household; $39,440 for a two-person household; $49,720 for a three-person household; $60,000 for a four-person household; $70,280 for a five-person household; $80,560 for a six-person household, and $90,840 for a seven-person household.
Eligible households can enroll by going to GetInternet.gov to submit an online application or print a mail-in application, or by contacting their preferred participating broadband provider and selecting a plan.
Learn more about the program by calling 877-384-2575 or visit fcc.gov/ACP