You may be eligible
to get FREE Internet

Save $30 per month with the new Affordable Connectivity Program

Optimum is proud to participate in this Federal Government program, which offers a subsidy to help eligible households pay for Internet service.

If you qualify and depending on the speed you choose, your Internet service could be FREE with this $30 monthly credit. This program is available to new and current Optimum customers.


Only eligible households may enroll. Benefit is up to $30 per month.


Steps to get FREE Internet

Step 1

Get verified


Verify eligibility and make sure the person who gets verified is the Optimum account owner.

Step 2



Already an Optimum customer? Go to Step 3.

Step 3



Once approved, your credit will appear within two billing cycles.


Do I qualify?

Eligible households can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) if someone in your household meets one of the following criteria, which are based on U.S. Government rules:
  • Receives SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid or eligible to participate in another one of the FCC’s Lifeline qualifying programs
  • Receives Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefit
  • Receives free or reduced-price school lunch or breakfast through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Enrolled in a school that offers free school breakfast and lunch to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) — most New York City public schools qualify!
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient in the current award year
  • Gross annual household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
Each household can only receive one affordable connectivity benefit. The benefit is portable from one participating provider to another, but cannot be transferred to another individual or household even if they qualify. Qualifying households will be subject to Optimum’s undiscounted rates and general terms and conditions if they disqualify, de-enroll, transfer their benefit to another provider without cancelling service, or if the program ends. For more information, visit

FAQs about the Program

  • What’s the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?
  • I’m switching to Optimum. Does Optimum offer plans that are fully covered by the Affordable Connectivity Program?
  • I’m a current Optimum Internet customer. Are there any special offers for ACP eligible customers?
  • How do I apply for the ACP?
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