The Affordable Connectivity Program is ending April 30, 2024

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federally funded program that has offered a monthly benefit to eligible households. The ACP will run out of funds without urgent congressional funding at the end of April 2024. If you currently have this benefit, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is required to notify you three times about this change. Be prepared for your internet bill to increase in May.

Things you can do now:
— Understand how much speed you need with this helpful guide.
— Call your ISP and find out which plans might work for you and be less expensive.
— Ask your ISP if they have an affordable plan for eligible households.
— If you subscribe to cable TV, consider instead choosing from various services to stream.
— If you or someone in your household received SNAP, MaineCare, SSI, or your income is below 135% of the FPL, you may qualify for the FCC’s Lifeline Program. 
— Consumers can call the ACP Support Center at 877-384-2575 or go to for information about the status of the program.

Click here for a flyer from Common Sense Media about the winddown of the ACP.

ACP at Mill Park with flowers

The ACP is ending on April 30, 2024 (ACP graphic by Laura Jones; photo Hildie Lipson)