The federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible low-income households a credit up to $30 a month toward the cost of Internet service ($75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands). Participants in the program can apply the ACP credit toward the cost of participating plans from a variety of Internet Service Providers, including Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and all the company’s Xfinity Internet plans, as well as mobile services. Households that choose plans totaling $30 or less will essentially receive their service for free.
“Comcast has connected more than 10 million Americans to the Internet since we launched Internet Essentials, our low-cost broadband adoption program for low-income households, in 2011. We’re proud to carry on our tradition of working to close the digital divide by participating in the ACP,” said Chris Smith, Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
To be eligible, households must:
- Meet the eligibility criteria for a participating ISP’s existing low-income broadband adoption programs, including Comcast’s Internet Essentials program.
- Have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
- Participate in one of the following government assistance programs:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit;
- SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps);
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA);
- Received a Federal Pell Grant (in the current award year);
- Free & Reduced-Price School Lunch or Breakfast Program; or
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
- Participate in Tribal-specific assistance programs.
Paperwork required to apply for the ACP includes proof of income – either a tax return, pay stub or Social Security statement of benefits – or proof of participation in one of the programs listed above, which can include approval letters, benefit verification letters or statements of benefits.
For more information
For more information about the ACP and a link to the application, visit www.xfinity.com/free. For more information about Xfinity services participating in the ACP, customers can also visit a nearby Xfinity Store.