Federal funding provides free, discounted internet options for Memphians
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Free and discounted internet opportunities are available for eligible Memphians thanks to federal funds.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federally funded resource providing internet service and device discounts for low-income households.
If your household is eligible you can receive up to a $30 a month discount on your internet service.
You can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
Only one monthly service and device discount is allowed per household.:
With the $30 discount, eligible Memphians can receive free internet service from providers like AT&T.
To receive the connected device discount, you need to enroll in the ACP. The internet company will then provide a discount to the consumer.
So who’s eligible? There are three ways you can qualify.
One is through your household income. You qualify if your income is 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines.
The second way is if you or a dependent participate in government programs like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or others, or if you or a dependent already receive a Lifeline benefit.
Visit to ACPbenefit.org for more information.
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