FCC Releases Draft Program Rules for the Affordable Connectivity Program

From the FCC…

The Federal Communications Commission released draft rules associated with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).  Created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Act), this new longer-term program builds upon the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. It also continues to provide the same one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households that was available as part of the EBB program. 

In releasing the item for public review, Chairwoman Rosenworcel said: “… Given the importance of this program to consumers, I made public the draft for our newest broadband affordability program to invite feedback. We know that programs meant to help the most vulnerable consumers benefit greatly from public input. 

 The Commission is expected to vote on this item next week. 

You can learn more about the ACP by visiting: www.fcc.gov/ACP. 

You can also find ACP program outreach materials for the ACP in our partner toolkit. 

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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