What is The Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program was established by the Federal Communications Commission to provide affordable access to broadband services. It replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) and allows low-income consumers to receive discounts on internet access services.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is funded by the Universal Service Fund (USF) which is funded by contributions from all interstate telecommunication carriers. Carriers usually collect the contributions from USF taxes added to monthly phone plans. The Lifeline program is not funded by American tax dollars or included in the federal budget.

States available for Free Wireless Service

Affordable Connectivity Program is available in 43 states and Puerto Rico.

Not available in Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, or Wyoming.

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11 Ways to Qualify

44 States

1 Household Limit

Department of Veterans Affairs
Social Security Number USA
us department of housing and urban development
department of health and human services
supplemental nutrition assistance program

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Unemployed due to COVID-19?

Verify your income-based eligibility for Lifeline wireless services with proof of your unemployment benefit payments or successful unemployment application.

*Income must be 135% or less than the federal poverty guideline to qualify.