Affordable Connectivity Program
Attention Enrollment Pause: The Affordable Connectivity Program stopped accepting new applications and enrollments on February 8, 2024. The program will have an enrollment pause until further notice. For information about low-cost internet options near you, please use this link, or contact us by phone at 617-635-2743 or email at Digital.Equity@boston.gov for further assistance.
What is it?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that helps eligible households meet their digital needs.
The program provides $30 per month for broadband and a one-time discount of $100 towards a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. If you pay $30 or less for internet service, your bill will be reduced to $0 every month! (The ACP is limited to one service and one device discount per household. A "household" is a group of people who live together and share money. Those who live together and do not share money are separate households.)
How to ApplyHow to Apply
1) Online at GetInternet.gov through the "National Verifier" service.
- To apply online, you need an email address.
- You must create an application account using a username and password.
- You will receive application updates from "National Verifier" via email. If you cannot finish your application, you are able to save it and return later.
- You may be asked to upload supporting documentation, like a tax statement, Social Security statement, or other program document that has your information and a date on it. More examples can be found here.
- Any document must be the most up-to-date version.
- Printable mail-in applications can be found linked above and on the right side of this page.
- You do not need an email address to apply through the mail.
- You can include supporting documents with your application when you mail it.
3) Through a participating provider directly.
- Use this online tool to find participating providers near you.
Who is Eligible?Who is Eligible?
Households where any member receives any of the following programs:
- Medicaid (MassHealth)
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Benefits
- A Tribal assistance program
- A school lunch or breakfast program
- Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year
- Meets the requirements for a participating provider's existing low-income program