Comcast announced their participation in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program this week, offering 16,000 Whatcom County households more ways to get connected digitally through the program.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that seeks to provide households with discounted internet services they need for work, healthcare, schooling and more.
The program provides funding of up to $30 per month for eligible households and up to $75 a month for eligible households on Tribal lands. Some households may also qualify for discounts on laptops, computers or tablets.
Am I eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
In order to be eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, the household’s income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The household can also be eligible for the program if they meet certain criteria. To find out if our household qualifies or to enroll in the program, visit the FCC’s website.
According to Jack Follman, a Comcast Washington External Communications Manager, Comcast has new ways over 16,000 Whatcom County households can benefit from the program.
“Comcast is participating in the ACP and the $30/month benefit can be applied to any tier of Xfinity Internet service. Qualifying customers in the company’s service area can sign up for Internet Essentials Plus, which includes 100 Mbps download speeds, a cable modem, and Wi-Fi router, and is free after the government’s ACP credit is applied. Customers can also add unlimited Xfinity Mobile 5G mobile service,” Follman wrote.
For more information on Comcast Xfinity internet services and participation in the program, visit their website.