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The Affordable Connectivity Program is running out of funds and the FCC has issued a wind-down order. The last day new enrollments will be accepted is February 7th.

Find a Low-Cost Internet Plan to Replace ACP

Without ACP, there may be other ways to lower your internet bill. You may qualify for the Federal Lifeline program or a low-cost plan from local providers: Comcast/Xfinity, ATT, or Spectrum.

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What happens when ACP funds run out?

Households that are enrolled in ACP will continue to receive monthly discounted internet service through the end of the ACP.

During the ACP wind-down period, ACP households will receive notices from their internet company about the impact of the end of the benefit on how the household’s bill and service. The notices will tell households: 

  1. that the ACP is ending, 
  2. the impact on their bill, 
  3. the date of the last bill they will receive that includes the ACP benefit, and
  4. that they may change their service or opt-out of continuing service after the end of the ACP

ACP households may also switch their internet plans without penalty. 

ACP households should: 

  • Consistently check their emails for more information and for further updates regarding the ACP benefit. Also visit and 
  • Contact their internet company for questions about how the end of the ACP will affect their monthly bill and to ask about available options. 
  • Visit to access answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other guidance about the ACP wind-down process, including what households need to know about retaining internet service after the end of the ACP. 
  • Contact USAC directly for any other questions about the ACP wind-down. Households can call the ACP Support Center at 877-384-2575 for information about their benefit. 

What are the important dates I should be aware of regarding the ACP wind-down? 

  • February 7, 2024: This is the last day that the ACP will accept new applications and enrollments. Eligible households must be approved and enrolled with an internet company by 11:59 PM ET on February 7th to receive the ACP benefit. Starting February 8, 2024, there will be no more enrollments into the ACP. 
  • Starting late January 2024: Households that are currently receiving a monthly ACP benefit will start to receive notices from their internet providers with information about the end of the ACP benefit. This information will include timing of the end of the program and the impact of the loss of the benefit on the household’s bill and service. 
  • April 2024: The FCC anticipates existing ACP funding to run out in April 2024 if Congress does not provide additional funding. Consumers that are enrolled in the ACP will continue to receive their benefit on their internet service through April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change.

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