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Free and Low-Cost Internet Options For NYC Students/Families

You may be eligible to receive $30/month off your internet bill!

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month toward their internet bill, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

It's quick and easy!

Step 1: Check your eligibility status
A household is eligible for the ACP if at least one person in the household is a student in an NYC public school!
Other qualifications for ACP include:

  • participation in income-based federal benefits like SNAP, SSI, federal public housing assistance, Medicaid, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, WIC, or the federal Pell Grant program for the current school year.

Step 2: Enroll at
Step 3: Contact your internet provider Contact your preferred provider (Optimum, RCN, Spectrum, Verizon, etc.) directly – they can help you enroll!

Call the Support Center at 877-384-2575, 9am-9pm EST, 7 days a week or email with questions. More information can also be found at this DOE link: