Affordable Connectivity Program
On Dec. 31, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit program by the FCC transitioned to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This change came after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Nov. 15, 2021. While EBB was meant to be a temporary program to provide affordable broadband, the new ACP has a $14.2 billion budget and will be a longer-term benefit for eligible families. Read more about the Affordable Connectivity Program here.
Are you a previous EBB customer? Read more here.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), previously the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
PCs for People has been approved for participation as a provider for both internet services and hardware benefits through the ACP. Clients that meet our existing eligibility requirements will qualify to have their monthly internet bill covered based on their current internet service.
What are the benefits?
A monthly discount of up to $30 off your internet service and associated equipment.*
A one-time $100 discount off select computers when paired with internet purchase through PCs for People.**
*One-time device discount requires a consumer co-payment of more than $10 and less than $50.
**Device inventory will vary based on refurbished supply provided by recycling partners.
Qualifying households are limited to one monthly service credit and one device discount. Credits are non-transferable and limited to one per household. This includes any individual or group of individuals who are living together at the same address and share income and expenses.
New Subscribers: The benefit will be applied to the cost of your first internet device purchase and then it will cover monthly renewals for internet service after the first month.
Current Subscribers: The benefit will cover monthly renewals for internet service for the duration of the program.
Due to the various program restrictions, subscribers will have to visit our website every month to renew and apply their ACP discount to their internet bill. If choosing to pay for multiple months at once, subscribers will have to wait until their subscription ends before signing up.
Am I Eligible?
Anyone that meets PCs for People’s eligibility requirements can apply to receive the Affordable Connectivity Program’s benefits. Click the button below to apply and redeem your benefits!