The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is encouraging Wisconsin households struggling to pay for internet service to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
• Has an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines; or
• Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
• Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
• Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.
Eligible households can enroll by visiting https://acpbenefit.org/ or by contacting participating broadband providers. For customers that need additional assistance, call the FCC’s information line at 877-384-2575.