FCC Launches New Affordable Connectivity Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), acknowledging the importance of connection, is offering a new program known as the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program is meant to help low-income individuals pay for their internet services. With the rapid expansion of telehealth since the start of the pandemic, interest in connection to the internet has expanded. For many, the cost can be an added barrier to receiving care. The program offers multiple forms of assistance:

·     Up to a $30/month discount on internet service

·     Up to a $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands

·     A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Eligibility requirements and the application for your patients can be found here.