Millions of Americans can apply for $30 internet discount and $100 laptop credit

Low-income households can receive up to a $30 discount and a one-time $100 credit for a personal computer or tablet through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The temporary emergency broadband benefit program that assisted low-income households in getting internet access during the pandemic has been replaced by the new program.

Americans living on tribal lands are eligible to receive up to $75 per month under the ACP.

Everyone else who qualifies may receive a discount of up to $30.

The White House reports that over 11.5 million households have applied for benefits.

A household must receive benefits from SNAP, Medicaid, or other programs as specified by the Federal Communications Commission or have an income that is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line to be eligible (FCC).

Since the poverty line for a family of four is $27,750, for example, a family of four with a household income of less than $55,500 may be approved for ACP benefits.

You can apply online to enroll. A mail-in application is also available for printing.

A total of 48 million households are expected to be eligible for the program, according to the FCC.

The ACP benefit is accepted by more than 1,300 providers nationwide, according to the White House.