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 Hot Springs Arkansas - New federal program assists with internet costs 08 August 2022 ( news )

Hot Springs Arkansas - New federal program assists with internet costs 08 August 2022 ( news )

Hot Springs , state Arkansas
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   A new federal program provides assistance to low - income families to offset the monthly cost of internet service and subsidize the purchase of electronic devices .  
   The Affordable Connectivity Program ( ACP ) is a Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service . The ACP provides a monthly service discount on internet service of up to $30 per eligible household ( or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands ) that will g......o directly to the participating provider or a one - time discount of up to $100 for one device such as a laptop , tablet or desktop computer ( with a co - payment of more than $10 , but less than $50 ) or a low - cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP ( through a separate non - FCC initiative ) .
   Those that are eligible for the program , must have a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines , or a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria listed below:
   Participates in any of the following assistance programs: SNAP , Medicaid , Federal Public Housing Assistance , Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits , SSI , WIC or Lifeline;
   Participants in any of the following Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance , Tribal TANF , Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Tribal Head Start ( income based ) ;
   Participates in the Free and Reduced - Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program , including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
   Those who received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
   Those who meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low - income internet program .
   There are two steps to enroll in this program: visit
   www . affordableconnectivity . govto apply or print a mail - in application , then contact your preferred participating provider to select an eligible plan and have the discount applied to your bill .
   For more information , call the ACP Support Center at 877 - 384 - 2575 or visit fcc . gov/acp .
   Take the first step to enroll in the program
   





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