Apparently Affordable Connectivity Program is easier to sign up to get

The FCC reports

The Federal Communications Commission today announced a series of enhancements to the online consumer application system for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to make it easier for eligible consumers to apply and enroll in the program.  The nation’s largest-ever broadband affordability effort, the ACP is now supporting internet connections in 17 million households.  The program, authorized and funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 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.

A bit about the enhancements…

The enhancements are designed to reduce the time it takes to enroll by providing clear instructions, to decrease steps and to simplify language while continuing to protect against waste, fraud and abuse and guarding the integrity of the program.  Enhancements were developed in consultation with digital navigators, digital equity advocates, and Internet Service Providers.  The FCC will continue to make improvements to ensure that all qualifying consumers can easily access the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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