Internet for All: DC Students

Mayor Bowser launched Internet for All in October 2020 to provide free at-home internet to households with PK3-12th grade students enrolled at DC traditional, charter public schools and adult charter schools provided by Comcast or Astound (RCN). This program is set to expire on September 30, 2022. 

What you need to know:

  • Internet for All: DC Students is no longer accepting new enrollees.

  • Current enrollees will continue to receive the benefit through September 30, 2022 or until transitioned off the program.

Options:

 

  1. If you are a current Internet for All participant we can help you choose the right internet benefit for you through the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program (more info). Please call 202-CONNECT (202-266-6328) or email techtogether@dc.gov for assistance transitioning your internet service.
     

  2. If you are in need of internet assistance please review the Affordable Connectivity Program information and instructions below.  

About Internet for All: DC Students:

 

This program is funded under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law in March 2020, states received funding to support states during COVID-19. As a part of this, the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund or GEER Fund, was awarded to Mayor Muriel Bowser to support remote learning efforts.

 

Through this fund, states are permitted to purchase at home internet, especially in underserved communities. Of the $5.8 million of GEER funding the Mayor received the DC Government is using $3.3 million to support Internet access.  Funds are available until the end of September 2022.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program is a benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

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A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below $46,000 (at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines), or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

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  1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
     

  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
     

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete. Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

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If you are a DC Resident and need assistance or have questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program please call 202-CONNECT (202-266-6328) or email techtogether@dc.gov.

If you need to talk to someone about your eligibility or application status, call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.