FCC May End The Affordable Connectivity Program: Everything You Need To Know

The Affordable Connectivity Program has offered financial support, allowing low-income households to receive internet at a discounted rate, since 2021. But all of that may be coming to a close due to a lack of funding. While the Program initially received $14.2 billion to get it off the ground, as it stands today, the ACP will be officially ending if the FCC doesn’t receive more funding from Congress. Though there isn’t any official news, the FCC has already started scaling down the Program, with their first major change taking place earlier this month. This would affect the over 22 million households that have already benefitted from the Affordable Connectivity Program, along with any new members they garner in these next few days. 

While the jury is still out on whether or not this will mark the end for the ACP, individuals can still apply for enrollment to the Program until February 7th. According to the FCC’s announcement, “Households that enrolled with an ACP internet company before February 7, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET will continue to receive their ACP benefit until ACP funds run out as long as the household remains enrolled and eligible for the benefit.” Though, even if your household is accepted, these benefits may not last long, as the FCC continues, “All households enrolled in the ACP will continue to receive the benefit on their internet service until ACP funding, which is currently projected through April 2024, runs out.” 

For more information on the Affordable Connectivity Program, check out the FCC’s full announcement here



  • Camila Dejesus

    Magazine & Media Editor, Camila Dejesus has been writing since she was a child and enjoys all forms from creative writing down to narrative analysis. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in Television and Radio Production and works full-time at Latinitas Magazine. In her free time, she loves writing stories, water coloring, or playing songs on her Baritone Ukulele. Now, her greatest passion is finding new topics that will engage and inspire Latinx youth.

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