How Low Income US Families Can Get Free Internet & A New Phone Via The ACP

May 24, 2023

Feeling a little bamboozled by what Federal programs you might be eligible for? Wish there was a simple guide to understanding programs like the ACP? Well, now there is, thanks to Uncle Sam Helps. Visit the website today!

Are you on the wrong side of the digital divide? If reliable internet has always been out of reach, be that for financial reasons or because of where you live, check out Uncle Sam Helps' new guide to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)!

The website is dedicated to explaining and improving access to US government programs that help families and individuals on low incomes. The guide explores the background, eligibility criteria, and application process of this government-funded initiative. The ACP aims to help millions of Americans like you who are unable to access reliable internet services due to socioeconomic and geographical factors.

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The article, which can you can read for free via the Uncle Sam Helps website, joins a collection of other informative and educational pieces, covering everything from healthcare, food, housing, and job training assistance programs. The piece explains how the ACP was borne out of limitations identified in the Lifeline program which was first launched in the 1980s

The ACP was rolled out as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was signed into law in November 2021. The legislation provided $14.2 billion to modify and extend the existing Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. According to the guide, the ACP mainly targets families on low incomes, granting concessions or free internet to households with earnings 200% below the Federal poverty line. Do you qualify?

If you're already enrolled in other government assistance programs like Medicaid, SSI, SNAP, Veteran's Affairs Survivor's Benefit, and the aforementioned Lifeline, you may also be eligible for ACP support.

The article outlines what the ACP means for you in real terms. A reduction of up to $30 on your monthly internet charges ($75 if you're living on tribal lands) and a free phone service connection are claimable under the initiative. If you want to purchase a laptop or tablet, you could also receive a contribution of up to $100 toward the purchase price.

As the piece goes on to explain, there's a wide range of ACP-approved providers including DSL, satellite, and cable companies alongside some fixed wireless services. You can sign up directly through the ACP website, via traditional mail, and through service providers. Learn more at

The article states, “Affordable internet access is a critical piece of the puzzle in creating a more connected and inclusive society. The Affordable Connectivity Program is just one step in that direction, but it’s an important one. By continuing to work together, we can make sure that everyone has the chance to access the digital world and all the opportunities it has to offer.”

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