Free (or nearly free) Internet Access!
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. This comes from the COVID-19 Emergency Broadband Benefit.
ALL SMG Families Qualify, due to being a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school!
Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP*
If you don't qualify for Internet Essentials and can't otherwise afford internet service or have limited options, check into T-Mobile Home Internet. Service is $60/mo, so after the EBB it is down to $10/mo with no commitment, setup fees, or equipment fees.
All providers in this area are participating, including:
Other providers including Boost, Metro, Tracfone, Verizon and more are also participating. See the whole list here.
* Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit GetInternet.gov. Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider.
Handouts and the fact sheet are also available in Arabic, Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Simplified, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.