The digital divide refers to the gap between individuals who have access to the internet and digital technologies, and those who do not. This divide can have serious consequences for those on the wrong side of it.
Staying connected during times of crisis is more important than ever. Whether you're facing a natural disaster, a pandemic, or some other type of crisis, having access to reliable communication services can be a matter of life or death.
Enrollment events for the FCC's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity programs are a key opportunity for eligible low-income households to sign up for affordable communication services, including telephone and broadband service.
The Lifeline Assistance Program is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing outreach for the FCC's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity programs.
The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) are essential programs that provide discounted phone and internet service to low-income individuals and families.
The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program is a new initiative that aims to expand internet access to low-income households and bridge the digital divide. One of the key groups that has benefited from the program is students and schools, who have seen a significant expansion of connectivity as a result of the program. Here’s a closer...
The FCC’s Lifeline program was established in 1985 with the goal of providing affordable telephone service to low-income households. At the time, access to telephone service was seen as essential for participating in the modern economy and staying connected to the world, but many low-income households were unable to afford the cost of service. In...
The FCC's Lifeline program has long been a critical tool in ensuring that low-income households have access to affordable communication services, including telephone and broadband service.
As the world continues to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the internet has become more important than ever.
The Lifeline Program is a government assistance program that provides affordable phone and internet services to low-income households. Learn more about how you can qualify to receive free phone and internet service.