KY recognized as one of top in signing up people for Affordable Connectivity Program

Kentucky has been recognized as one of the top five states in the country for getting eligible households signed up for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Nearly 40 percent of eligible Kentuckians have signed up.

The ACP helps ensure households can afford high-speed internet for work, school, health care and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

A household is eligible for the program if the household income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

Received a federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;
Participates in Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, WIC, Veterans Pension, Survivor Benefits or Lifeline.

To learn more about the ACP and its eligibility, visit

To talk to someone about eligibility or application status, call the ACP Support Center at 877-384-2575.