Internet for All: DC Students

Mayor Bowser launched Internet for All in October 2020 to provide free at-home internet to households with PK3-12th grade students enrolled at DC traditional, charter public schools and adult charter schools provided by Comcast or Astound (RCN). This program expired on September 30, 2022. 

Current Options:

 

  1. If you are a current Internet for All participant we can help you choose the right internet benefit for you through the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program (more info). Please call 202-CONNECT (202-266-6328) or email techtogether@dc.gov for assistance transitioning your internet service.
     

  2. If you are in need of internet assistance please review the Affordable Connectivity Program information and instructions below.  

About the Affordable Connectivity Program

 

About

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program is a benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit 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. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below $46,000 (at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines), or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

How to Apply

  1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
     

  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
     

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete. Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

Need Assistance?

If you are a DC Resident and need assistance or have questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program please call 202-CONNECT (202-266-6328) or email techtogether@dc.gov.

If you need to talk to someone about your eligibility or application status, call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.