Affordability Programs

Part of the Beaver County Broadband Program is to help residents with the cost of Internet.

Read more below to find out more about the different programs and how easy it is to find out if you are eligible to pay less for your Internet.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

The ACP offers eligible households $30 toward their monthly Internet bill and up to $100 on the purchase of a computer or Internet-enabled device. This is an income-based program, so residents qualify if their annual income is less than 200% of the poverty level or if they participate in another eligible assistance program.

Affordable Connectivity Program Video Tutorial

Watch our video tutorial below to help assist you when signing up for the Affordable Connectivity Program

If you qualify for this this program, you will be able to save money on your monthly Internet bill.

  • Have you heard of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)? This is the same program, with a new name.
  • Have you heard of the Lifeline program? The ACP offers a larger discount than Lifeline. If you are already enrolled in Lifeline, you do not have to reapply for the ACP.

Click the button to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program now:

Affordable Connectivity Program Text Only Tutorial

The application process requires several steps. See below for a step-by-step guide to the application process.

What you will need:

  • An email address
  • Some form of ID. A Social Security number is NOT required.
  • Documentation that proves your eligibility.
  • Patience. The application will take 10-15 minutes to complete if you have all documents ready before you begin. It may take longer if you need to locate documents.

What you may need:

  • Proof of your participation in an eligible assistance program
  • Proof of income
  • This may require access to a scanner, or ability to save and upload PDFs.

Sign up for a National Verifier account

  • Enter the requested personal information.
  • You will need:
    • 1 form of identity verification, such as:
      • Social Security Number (last 4 digits only)
      • Tribal ID number
      • Government ID (driver’s license, ITIN taxpayer ID, passport are a few examples that are accepted)
    • An email address
  • Create a username and password.

Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

  • Once logged in, scroll down and click the blue box that says, “Apply for ACP”
  • You will need:
    • Documents that prove your eligibility
    • The ability to upload documents as PDFs
    • If your documents are not PDFs, you may need access to a camera or scanner
  • Click the blue “Choose file” box to upload the necessary files from your computer per the instructions under “Give use your documents”
    • Any image file, including ones taken on your phone camera, can be used
    • Text files like Microsoft Word documents must be converted to PDF format. To learn how to convert your Word document here.
  • Click the blue “Next” box Step 1

Certify Legal Agreement

  • Read and certify each statement by typing your initials in every white “Initial” box
  • Then, type your full legal name in the “Your Signature” box – this is equivalent to your written signature
  • Click the blue “Submit” box

Certify Legal Agreement

  • Once eligibility is approved by the FCC, you then must apply through your Internet Service Provider
    • Different service providers may have different processes for applying
    • You may be able to enroll online or by phone with your service provider
  • You will need:
    • Your account or subscription information

To download and print the written instructions please click the button below.

Get assistance by phone.

Need Help With the ACP? If you need to talk to someone about your eligibility or application status, call the ACP Support Center at 877.384.2575.

Apply by mail.

Download an application form to fill out manually and submit by mail:

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