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The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a benefit program by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed to ensure households can afford high speed broadband internet.

What is the benefit?

ACP 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. Additionally, eligible households can receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. ACP is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is eligible?

A member of an eligible household for ACP must meet the following criteria:

Receives an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;

Participates in at least one assistance program, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;

Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program in the current or immediately preceding school year;

Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

Participates in one of the following assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Tribal Head Start; or

Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program.

How do you enroll?

Enrolling in ACP is a two-step process:

Step One: Complete and submit an online or mail-in application available at ACPBenefit.org.

Step Two: Contact a participating provider to select an internet service plan and have the ACP discount applied.

*Provided courtesy of Representative Joaquin Castro.

Our Vision & Mission

Bridging The Gap Through community Activation & Inclusive Growth

We are the community dedicated to advancing digital inclusion in San Antonio.

The Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio (DIASA) fosters San Antonio’s digital ecosystem by facilitating the collaboration of organizations providing digital inclusion services and promoting the democratization of digital inclusion initiatives within our community.

The digital divide is an economic and social inequity that creates a gap between people who have the skills and access to fully embrace broadband, communications technology and services, and those who do not. The digital divide in San Antonio disproportionately impacts low-income households and residents with lower levels of educational attainment.

DIASA aims to ensure inclusion by cultivating and promoting public policies and initiatives that prioritize digital equity, so that all residents can fully participate in the digital economy. We envision a community-driven digital inclusion ecosystem promoting the democratization of digital inclusion initiatives through grassroots power-building and community activation. 

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Our Structure

DIASA consists of a Steering Committee, Advisory Committee, and collaborative community subcommittees who work to address the main issues that create the digital divide in San Antonio.

DIASA convenes organizations and members from community non-profits, governmental entities, businesses, public education systems, higher education systems, internet service providers, NGO's, and media outlets working to create a more inclusive and digitally equitable San Antonio.

Our guiding principles

Our Guiding Principles:

#1: Collaboration
Ensure inclusive public/private/community partnerships that prioritize and elevate digital inclusion
#2: Cooperation
Promote a community-centered digital ecosystem in which local government and digital inclusion partners leverage shared knowledge and resources to benefit community members
#3: Education
Provide learning opportunities on digital inclusion topics and ongoing initiatives within the San Antonio digital ecosystem that encourage community members to take ownership of digital inclusion efforts
#4: Impact
Emphasize a comprehensive model where digital access is not an end in itself but a trigger for education attainment, employment, civic engagement, and economic prosperity
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