Robert "Bobby" Jenks
After leaving the service as a decorated peacetime soldier, Bobby worked as a truck driver for 20 years until an accident left him unable to continue his trucking career. This major life shift might have rattled some people, but not Bobby. He chose to return to school, pursuing an online degree in criminal justice and human services from Colorado Technical University.
Just one problem: Bobby didn’t have home broadband and attempted to start his academic journey on his cell phone. “Needless to say, it was very difficult for me to properly access my coursework or even do research or work on my assignments,” said Bobby.
Not only did the digital navigator help Bobby get connected to the internet through ACP, but they equipped him with the tools to truly take advantage of home broadband. They set up his home Wi-Fi and showed him how to use his computer and take advantage of online tools including accessing his school’s website. But the digital navigator’s job didn’t end there.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has been a game-changer in my life as a 79-year-old retiree in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Initially hesitant due to the expense, the ACP provided me with affordable internet access at home, eliminating the need for public computers and long trips to access the web.
This program has not only made daily tasks more convenient, like managing my health and staying connected with my community, but it has also opened doors to continuous learning and growth, allowing me to explore new interests. I firmly believe that the ACP is essential for seniors like me, ensuring access to vital resources and keeping us informed and engaged.
Its continued support and expansion are crucial.
Our ACP Support Team
The ACP benefit helps households pay for home broadband
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides a discount of $30 per month toward the broadband service plan of choice for eligible households. The ACP benefit is $75 for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Additionally, eligible households will receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from eligible providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
We’re here to help.
[Fayette County Residents]
Attention: Zach Peterson
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
[Washington County Residents]
Attention: Sarah Radcliffe
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
4 Steps to Apply
Start your application
Create a National Verifier account, providing your contact information and the form of identification stated in your checklist. Remember your username and password.
Log into your National Verifier account
Upload the proof of eligibility document stated in your checklist.
Sign up with an Internet Service Provider
Select one of the plans in your checklist. Your list will contain plans that are “free with ACP” meaning they cost $30 per month or less.
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