Affordable Connectivity Program provides free internet

This program is available at the Auburn Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays for residents in need of services and those who want to see if they qualify.

AUBURN, Wash. — The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps families and households afford the Internet service they need for work and school.

ACP is a long-term plan, The $14 billion program is led by the FCC and replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit program there were 9 million households fully registered.

Rachel Haight, the firm’s admissions specialist, said: “The government saw demand getting worse during the pandemic as people tried to connect remotely and now I just want more people to know about that more so I can set them up.” Telecommunications surplus.

She said Haight is working with a phone service provider that focuses on ACP’s mobile Internet business.

She has a community partnership with the Auburn Library and is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays to meet with residents who are in need of services and want to see if they meet the requirements.

Conditions for families or individuals must have income equal to or less than 200% of the income levelfederal poverty guidelines or participate in certain assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline.

A full list of qualifications guidelines for ACPs is available online.

Verizon Communications, Frontier Communications, T-Mobile, Spectrum, Cox, AT&T, Xfinity, Optimum and Comcast are also part of ACP, and Haight says she’s equipped to notify and activate suitable candidates using mobile Internet free movement.

“We have devices available, so if I can afford them, I will set them up and activate them with an Internet connection so people leave with a working phone or tablet,” she said.

Haight spends two days a week at the Auburn Library but hopes to add more community partners, especially businesses or organizations that serve low-income residents. Those interested in working with the program can contact new Facebook page.

Excess Telecom is looking for more professionals to sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program to deploy in the community.

Haight said she loves providing people with free mobile internet that can change lives in an instant.

“The last guy told me it was ‘like Christmas in September’ and was able to get back in touch with his family,” she said.

The Affordable Connections program is limited to one monthly service credit and one device rebate per household.

Questions about ACP eligibility or the next pop-up stop for Excess Telecom can be directed to

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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