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The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal government program that offers eligible households up to $30/month toward home internet services, making certain plans FREE!

Choose Your Housing Complex

Help Starts here

Learn how we are working with local partners to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Select your housing complex below to learn more!

Get A Reminder

Complete this form if you plan to attend the sign-up event at your housing complex or want to learn more. 

Residents should bring a copy of their proof of eligibility.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

ACP is a longer-term replacement for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). Your household qualifies for the Affordable Connectivity Program if it has an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:

Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household. The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

For the full list of criteria, please see here.

Need Help Getting Started?

Visit beta.GetACP.org to learn if you qualify, what documents you’ll need to apply, and how to connect to home internet plans that are free with ACP.  Answer a few simple questions, and we’ll give you a personalized checklist that saves you time when you apply. It takes about 5 minutes.

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AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

FAQs

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Visit www.ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  3. Complete the application and Household Worksheet and mail them, along with copies of proof documentation, to:


    ACP Support Center

    PO Box 7081

    London, KY 40742

The over 9 million households fully enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of December 31, 2021, will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. The FCC will release additional guidance for households already enrolled in the EBB.

FAQ’s about the ACP can be found here.

Get In Touch

Help Us Close the Broadband Affordability Gap

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Julie Menin, the Stanley Isaacs Center, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Holmes Towers and Stanley Isaacs Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign Up for the ACP Benefit

Attend a drop-in session:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

10:30AM – 1:00PM

Building 415

415 E 93rd Street

New York, NY 10128

or make an appointment:

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

ISAACS CENTER

Available Plans

Spectrum Spectrum Verizon
Name
Internet Assist
Internet 100
Fios Forward
Speed
30 Mbps
100 Mbps
300 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
1-5 devices can browse the web/email
1-5 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
Cost
$14.99
$29.99

This is an introductory period for 24 months. After 24 months, the price will increase to $39.99 and after 36 months to $49.99.
$30
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE

After 24 months, the price will increase to $9.99 and after 36 months to $19.99.
FREE
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Additional Information
To be eligible for Internet Assist the individual must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have a student eligible for free and reduced meals.
Only available to new Spectrum customers that are ACP eligible.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Julie Won, Sunnyside Community Services, Community Capacity Development, the Woodside Houses Tenants Association, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Woodside Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign up for the ACP benefit

JOIN US AT OUR ENROLLMENT EVENT

NYCHA FAMILY DAYS

Saturday, July 30

12:00PM – 4:00PM

50-19 Broadway Woodside

New York, NY 11377

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

Woodside houses

Available Plans

Spectrum Spectrum Verizon
Name
Internet Assist
Internet 100
Fios Forward
Speed
30 Mbps
100 Mbps
300 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
1-5 devices can browse the web/email
1-5 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
Cost
$14.99
$29.99

This is an introductory period for 24 months. After 24 months, the price will increase to $39.99 and after 36 months to $49.99.
$30
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE

After 24 months, the price will increase to $9.99 and after 36 months to $19.99.
FREE
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Additional Information
To be eligible for Internet Assist the individual must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have a student eligible for free and reduced meals.
Only available to new Spectrum customers that are ACP eligible.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Julie Won, Riis Settlement, the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Association, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Queensbridge Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign up for the ACP benefit

JOIN US AT OUR ENROLLMENT EVENT

NYCHA FAMILY DAYS

Saturday, August 20th

12:00PM – 4:00PM

10-25 41st Ave

Queens, NY 11101

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

Queensbridge houses

Available Plans

Spectrum Spectrum Verizon
Name
Internet Assist
Internet 100
Fios Forward
Speed
30 Mbps
100 Mbps
300 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
1-5 devices can browse the web/email
1-5 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
Cost
$14.99
$29.99

This is an introductory period for 24 months. After 24 months, the price will increase to $39.99 and after 36 months to $49.99.
$30
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE

After 24 months, the price will increase to $9.99 and after 36 months to $19.99.
FREE
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Additional Information
To be eligible for Internet Assist the individual must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have a student eligible for free and reduced meals.
Only available to new Spectrum customers that are ACP eligible.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Julie Won, Riis Settlement, the Ravenswood Houses Residents Association, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Ravenswood Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign up for the ACP benefit

JOIN US AT OUR ENROLLMENT EVENT

RAVENSWOOD HOUSES FAMILY DAY

Saturday, August 27th

12:00PM – 4:00PM

35-35 21st St

Astoria, NY 11106

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

Ravenswood houses

Available Plans

Spectrum Spectrum Verizon
Name
Internet Assist
Internet 100
Fios Forward
Speed
30 Mbps
100 Mbps
300 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
1-5 devices can browse the web/email
1-5 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
Cost
$14.99
$29.99

This is an introductory period for 24 months. After 24 months, the price will increase to $39.99 and after 36 months to $49.99.
$30
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE

After 24 months, the price will increase to $9.99 and after 36 months to $19.99.
FREE
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Additional Information
To be eligible for Internet Assist the individual must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have a student eligible for free and reduced meals.
Only available to new Spectrum customers that are ACP eligible.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Mercedes Narcisse, the Flossy Organization, the Bay View Houses Community Association, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Bay View Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign up for the ACP benefit

JOIN US AT OUR ENROLLMENT EVENT

BAY VIEW HOUSES FAMILY DAY

Monday, September 19th

4:00PM – 7:00PM

Bay View Houses

2075 Rockaway Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

BAY VIEW houses

Available Plans

Optimum Verizon
Name
Internet 300
Fios Forward
Speed
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
Cost
$30
$30
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Optimum.com or call 866.203.4983

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

New York City Council Member Crystal Hudson, the Myrtle Avenue Organization, One Community, the Ingersoll Houses Tenants Association, and EducationSuperHighway are partnering to provide free broadband to the residents of NYCHA’s Ingersoll Houses. We are working together to contact residents and help them enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Every NYCHA resident qualifies for the program, but few know about the critical benefit it can provide.

Get Help to Sign up for the ACP benefit

JOIN US AT OUR ENROLLMENT EVENT

Tuesday, September 20th

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Ingersoll Community Center 

177 Myrtle Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please bring a form of identification and proof of eligibility.

Ingersoll houses

Available Plans

Verizon Spectrum Spectrum
Name
Fios Forward
Internet Assist
Internet 100
Speed
300 Mbps
30 Mbps
100 Mbps
What this speed lets me do
6-11 devices can stream videos, or work/attend school from home
1-5 devices can browse the web/email
1-5 devices can stream video or work/attend school from home
Cost
$30
$14.99
$29.99

This is an introductory period for 24 months. After 24 months, the price will increase to $39.99 and after 36 months to $49.99.
With ACP Benefit
FREE
FREE
FREE

After 24 months, the price will increase to $9.99 and after 36 months to $19.99.
How to Learn More & Enroll
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Visit Spectrum.com or call 877.959.1748
Additional Information
To be eligible for Internet Assist the individual must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or have a student eligible for free and reduced meals.
Only available to new Spectrum customers that are ACP eligible.