GET CONNECTED TO HOME INTERNET
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with $30 per month toward
high-speed home internet service, making some plans FREE! The ACP benefit can be applied to a new or
existing internet plan. Additionally, eligible households will receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to
purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from eligible providers.
STEP 1: YOUR HOUSEHOLD AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES FOR THE BENEFIT
Households are eligible for the ACP benefit when a student within that household attends a school
participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.
GET THE DOCUMENTATION YOU NEED TO APPLY
Contact the Technology Department at 724-564-7190 x8137 to obtain an ACP Eligibility Letter.
In addition to providing proof of eligibility during the application process, applicants must also
provide a form of identification. If applying through a dependent, you will need to provide
identification for them as well. You can choose to provide your student’s Social Security
Number, Tribal ID number, birth certificate, passport, or other government-issued identification
to meet this requirement.
You may also use your student’s report card to prove participation in the qualifying school
STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
There are multiple ways to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program benefit, including:
-Submitting an application online at AffordableConnectivity.gov
-Mailing-in a paper application
-Contacting a participating internet service provider
STEP 3: RECEIVE CONFIRMATION
Once your application has been approved, you are ready to contact your preferred internet
service provider. Have your Application ID number ready, as you will need to give this
information to the representative.
STEP 4: SELECT THE BEST INTERNET PLAN FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD
-How many people will use the internet?
When more people share the same connection, a faster plan is needed to accommodate their
-How will you be using the internet?
Downloading is when the internet shares information with your computer. You’ll need higher
download speeds when watching Netflix and online gaming, than if you only surf the web, use
social media, and do online shopping.
-More day-to-day activities also require the fastest upload speeds (when our computers share
information with the internet) e.g. Zoom and video/audio calls, online gaming and sharing
photos on social media.