New Federal Resources Announced to Address Connectivity in Rural and Tribal Communities

Recently, Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a $14 billion program that may help people in rural communities get the internet connections they need for work, school, health care, and more. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application. This benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. To apply or ask questions, visit or call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.