Struggling to pay for internet service? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit program designed to help you afford the broadband access you need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

Visit to check if you qualify, apply, and find a provider near you.

If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • A monthly discount on your internet bill (up to a $30 per month)
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer through a participating provider

This new long-term program will replace the previous temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit. Most households currently enrolled in that program will not have to take any action to continue receiving the $30 monthly benefit after the transition period ends on March 1, 2022. Learn more about the transition.

In related news, did you know that the Library checks out iPads? If you’re considering purchasing a tablet as part of the ACP discount, consider checking out one of our iPads for a trial run. It’s cellular-enabled and pre-loaded with apps and programs.

New to computer use? Frustrated with email and online forms? The Library offers free, self-paced virtual computer courses via Northstar Online Learning. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction, practice, and review for internet basics, email, and Microsoft Word. Sign up online, or call 812-349-3173 for help.