Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program - Discounted Internet Access for Scholars and Their Families
Because the Jackson Public School District participates in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all scholars are eligible for the USAC/Federal Communications Commission's
(FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service. The ACP provides a monthly discount of not more than $30 per month on broadband service and associated equipment (for example, a modem) for eligible households. If the participating household chooses an eligible plan that costs $30/month or less, the household will receive that service for free. Some participating program providers are also offering an additional one-time benefit of up to $100 off one connected device-a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer-as long as the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 towards the cost of the device. Each participating household is limited to a single device discount.
How to Apply
To apply, fill out an application (either online, by mail, or through a participating internet service provider). If you have questions about ACP, your eligibility to participate, or to find information about participating providers near you, please use the information provided by the agencies listed below.
FCC Affordable Connectivity Program - this site has all of the information about the program as well as a direct link to the online application.
USAC Acceptable Documentation Guide - this link provides information about all forms of documentation that are acceptable as proof of income needed to apply for the program.
Other Helpful Links for Parents