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Did you know about the Affordable Connectivity Program?

"The Affordable Connectivity Program was created to address the broadband affordability gap. 18 million households in the U.S. are simply offline because they cannot afford an available internet connection.  Participation in the digital age is no longer an option but a requirement to participate in modern society, and the divide between different socioeconomic statuses strengthens when a vast number of individuals are denied access to the digital community due to knowledge, internet, and device barriers. An estimated 284,439 households across Nebraska are eligible for ACP, yet only 31% (88,889) are enrolled.


ACP gives households a $30 discount on their monthly internet bill and a $100 discount on a device through a provider offering connected devices (a $75 discount to those who live on tribal lands). Most providers, such as Spectrum, ALLO, Verizon, etc. are connected with the program so if someone already has internet with them, they can just let them know once they are approved for the ACP to add the discount to their current bill.


Household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (this is the link to see if a family qualifies based on income."


-Article taken from Brain Welch, Family & Community Engagement Specialist with the Nebraska Department of Education