Local leaders can make an immediate impact on the digital divide in their community by launching an awareness campaign to ensure their residents know about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) using our action plan and toolkit. To date, only 25% of Americans eligible for federal broadband affordability programs have enrolled.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal government program that helps families pay for home Internet and connected devices. The ACP benefit provides:
Discount on Internet Service
Discount on Internet Service for Household on Qualifying Tribal Lands
For a Laptop, Tablet or Desktop Computer
EducationSuperHighway can provide local leaders with best practices for identifying and reaching unconnected households; an understanding of the federal funding opportunities available to support your efforts; and the tools you will need to close the broadband affordability gap in your community.
Unite community-based organizations, Internet Service Providers, and trusted institutions in your community to get behind a community-wide goal to raise awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program. Ensure they understand the critical role they play in helping residents sign up for Internet service.
Develop communications plans for raising awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program in your community.
Activate community-based organizations’ and trusted institutions’ outreach initiatives.