Affordable Connectivity Program (Formerly the EBB)

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

Need help with Internet costs? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a national, U.S. government program to help low-income households pay for internet service and internet connected devices. Households can apply for the program by visiting www.ACPBenefit.org

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Who is eligible for the ACP benefit? 

  • Lower-income residents (below 200% of federal poverty level) or who are receiving public benefits such as free school lunch, WIC/SNAP, Pell grants, subsidized housing, Medicaid. Lifeline users also qualify. 
  • Find out of you qualify here: https://acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/ 

How to apply for the ACP?

  • Getting the ACP benefit requires one or two steps: (1) confirming eligibility and (2) signing up with the internet provider to apply the subsidy.
  • Some internet providers with a low-income program allow direct ACP sign-up; others will require the federal ACP eligibility sign-up first.
    • In the Seattle area, Comcast Internet Essentials customers can apply directly through Comcast.  PCs for People and Human I-T also allow direct sign up.
  • See more on how to apply at https://acpbenefit.org/how-to-apply/

Other Questions on the ACP? 

More information on the new ACP will be posted as it becomes available. 

Seattle Area Service providers

Click here to find other participating mobile internet service providers in the area.

Home Internet Providers:  

Mobile Internet Providers

Providers with on-going low-income internet discount programs:

Home internet providers:

Mobile internet providers:

There are also other mobile service providers that are on the EBB. Look here to see whether your current provider is on the program: https://acpbenefit.org/companies-near-me

It is important to remember the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is designed to support internet service so if your current mobile phone provider does not also give you a good internet connectivity data plan, we recommend you look at another service provider options. 

*Ziply does not offer service in Seattle but is a service provider in other parts of King County