The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is in the wind-down process. The application window closed on February 7, 2024. Here’s what consumers can expect:
- If consumers are enrolled in ACP before February 7, 2024, they will keep getting the $30 or $75 benefit until the fund runs out, which is expected to be in April 2024.
- Consumers should receive two more notices from their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The first notice should have been received on or before January 25, 2024.
- Around mid-March, they should get a notice telling them the last bill that they will receive with the ACP benefit.
- They should also get a notice during the last billing cycle with ACP.
- Their ISP should tell them the cost of their bill without the ACP benefit.
- Their ISP should tell them how to cancel their service or switch to a different plan.
- The FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will raise awareness of the ACP wind-down, and USAC will directly notify households of the program’s end.
Click here to download a flyer in English and Spanish with the basic information.
More information is available on the FCC’s website.
There are a few other options for connecting consumers with low-cost internet service.