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Government Continues Affordable Connectivity Program

(La Junta, CO) -- The Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP is still available for those who qualify. According to https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov it's a government program that the FCC, Federal Communication Commission oversees that helps folks afford internet service.



Households that will qualify will have to meet a certain criteria of income according to the eligibility requirements. Others who might qualify who are currently receiving benefits like SNAP, Medicaid, Social Security Income, WIC, Pell Grants or Free and Reduced-Priced lunches.


Those who apply will have to answer other questions too such as the number of people living in their household. See it here.


The aid provided, should a household qualify could be up to $30 a month off your internet service charges, if the household is on Tribal lands that qualify, it could be up to $75 dollars off per month. Other aspects of the program include a one-time discount up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or a desktop computer.


SECOM, Southeast Colorado's only local internet service provider, offers help in enrolling in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Their number is (800)657-7149.


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