FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Winds Down

In 2021, Congress established this Federal Communications Commission program to increase access to the internet through monthly discounts for service and one-time payments to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.  Without additional funding from Congress, the program is projected to run out of money in April 2024.  Households currently enrolled in the program will receive a notice from their internet service provider about the end of the benefit.  The FCC is still accepting applications until midnight Eastern time on February 7, but enrollees must have their eligibility approved and sign up with an internet service provider before this deadline.  Households who have applied, been approved, and are receiving the monthly internet discount before February 8, 2024 will continue to receive their ACP benefit until funds run out, as long as the household remains enrolled in the program.

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