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Digital Inclusion Week 2023: October 4th

Digital Literacy, Internet, and Devices are essential.

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New Report On ACP

Front cover image of the 'Mind the Gap' report by Connected Nation

ISP Participation

Terms and Definitions

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) 

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. The ACP used to be called Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) 

Infrastructure Act (2022) 

The Infrastructure Act directed the Commission to effectuate specified changes for the ACP, e.g. program eligibility criteria, the program benefit amount, and the Commission adopted final rules for the ACP on January 14, 2022.The Infrastructure Act also authorized the Commission to conduct outreach for the ACP, including providing grants to outreach partners. Between 2022-2023 the commission published five reports and orders, with each adding services and reporting requirements.


Top Five Providers of Home Internet,
0$ ACP and Discounted Device ($100.00) in the Charlotte area

GR8 CONNECT CORP.    888-288-8817
Cox Communication          866-439-1289
VOLT MOBILE INC.           888-200-8923
SprintFone                         833-877-2433 
City Communications, Inc  888-424-5588

Education Superhighway

What You See When You Apply


Picture of first part of ACP application


Second image showing the workflow of how to know if you should apply.

Government Shut Down and ACP

This is a screen shot of the shutdown proceedures and it indicates that the ACP will not be shutdown.

Device Access

"The ability to access the internet someplace other than home and a reliance on a smartphone for home internet needs are the top two reasons that low-income households give for not subscribing to home internet service ... The monthly cost of home internet service and the cost of computing devices are also cited among the top barriers to home internet adoption among low-income households."  Connected Nation

Net Neutrality Is Back!

Net neutrality is back on the menu, citizens. ...the FCC is set to reinstate rules that broadband providers must treat all traffic equally, giving no sweetheart deals to business partners or their own services.

Deadlines for ACP

Claims for February 2023 Data Month Due by September 1 

Providers must submit and certify original claims or revisions for the February 2023 data month (snapshot taken on March 1, 2023) by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 1, 2023. As a reminder, the 6-month filing period for claims began with the March 2022 data month. Original claims or upward revisions submitted or certified after 11:59 p.m. ET on September 1, 2023, for the February 2023 data month will not be accepted. For more information on the claims deadline, providers can refer to the bulletin USAC released on September 15, 2022