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.
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How to stay connected during times of crisis
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: A Gateway to Affordable Communication Services and Resources
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.
Providing Outreach Assistance for the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs
The Lifeline Assistance Program is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing outreach for the FCC's Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity programs.
Expanding Eligibility for the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): Key Changes and Benefits
The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) are essential programs that provide discounted phone and internet service to low-income individuals and families.
Connecting Students and Schools: The Impact of the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program
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...
A History of Providing Affordable Communication Services to Low-Income Households
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...
Closing the Digital Divide: The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program and the Benefits of Internet Access
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.
Why the Emergency Broadband (EBB) Program is Becoming the Permanent Program (ACP)
As the world continues to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the internet has become more important than ever.
How do I qualify for Lifeline?
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.