North Carolina is receiving $500,000 to help enroll more low-income households in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) afford their monthly high-speed internet service.
The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity will use the federal grant for outreach to help reach the state goal of enrolling 1 million households in the program by the end of 2024.
“We’re working to make digital access more affordable, so North Carolinians don’t have to decide between paying for high-speed internet service or other necessities,” said NCDIT Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Director Annette Taylor.
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More than 1.3 million low-income households in North Carolina qualify for the ACP, and more than 708,000 households are currently participating in it.
The ACP offers eligible low-income households a $30 per month discount on high-speed internet service, with households on qualifying tribal lands eligible for up to $75 per month. Participants can also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50.
Many leading internet providers offer eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month, which can be paired with the ACP benefit to receive high-speed internet at no cost. Check your eligibility and enroll in the ACP.