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FCC Expects the Affordable Connectivity Program to End in April 2024

@claytoncountyga For Immediate Release

January 22, 2024


(Clayton County, GA)- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Thurs., Jan. 11, 2024, that unless the United States Congress appropriates additional funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) soon, it expects the program to end this Spring (April 2024) and is taking steps to “wind down” the program. The ACP provides a $30/month discount on home internet or cell phone service, and a one-time $100 discount towards the purchase of a personal computer, laptop or tablet for low-income households.

ACP eligibility is based on income or participation in a government assistance program. All eligible Clayton County households are encouraged to visit the Office of Digital Equity’s website to verify eligibility and apply, if qualified, no later than Wed., Feb. 7, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.

The next Office of Digital Equity ACP sign-up events will be held Wed., Jan. 31, 2024 and Wed., Feb. 7, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Technology Services and Training Center, 9181 Poston Rd., Jonesboro, GA 30238 for any residents needing assistance with the application process. Please bring the required documentation: valid identification, proof of income, and/or proof of participation in a government assistance program.