You could be eligible for free home internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

You can receive free broadband service if you:

* Receive a Federal Pell Grant

* Receive Medicaid

* Receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Formerly Food Stamp) Benefits

* Receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income)

* Receive FPHA (Federal Public Housing Assistance)

* Receive WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)

* Receive Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefits

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like laptops or tablets.

A person is likely eligible if their household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

– Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service

– For FiOS Home Internet (speeds of 300/300 mbps), those who qualify for the ACP, might pay a total cost of $0.  Please see the attached flyers in both English and Spanish.

Here are the websites where you can find more information:

ACP landing page:

Verizon landing page:

Information provided by the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations, College of Staten Island