Technical.ly: Emergency Broadband Benefit is now the Affordable Connectivity Program. Here’s what you need to know

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As of the end of 2021, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) launched in May 2021 via federal stimulus dollars.

ACP is the permanent, $14.2 billion government program to fund digital tools for low-income families. The new benefit for those eligible is $30 per month toward internet bills, or $75 per month on Tribal lands, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a computer device. You can check eligibility and how to apply on the ACP’s website.

Households enrolled in the EBB program as of Dec. 31, 2021, will continue to receive their current $50 monthly discount until March 1, 2022.

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