You may be eligible
to get FREE Internet

Get $30 per month with the new Affordable Connectivity Program

Optimum is dedicated to helping our communities stay connected affordably. We are proud to now participate in the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

If you qualify, and depending on the speed you choose, your Internet service could be FREE with this $30 monthly credit.

Plus taxes, fees, and charges


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

What is The Affordable Connectivity Program?

Through the Affordable Connectivity Program, the Federal Government is now offering a subsidy to help eligible households pay for Internet service.

If you qualify, you may be eligible to receive a monthly credit of up to $30 per month to help pay for your Internet service. This program is available to new and current Optimum customers.

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:
  • SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid or eligible to participate in another one of the FCC’s Lifeline qualifying programs
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) recipient
  • Receives free or reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program
  • Gross annual household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient in the current award year
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Steps to get FREE Internet


Verify you are eligible

Get verified


Make sure the person who gets verified is the Optimum account owner.

Get service

Get Optimum Internet

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Already a customer and verified? Move on to Step 3


Use your benefit to save on Internet



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

Are you already enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with Optimum?
Don’t worry you’re covered.


FAQs about the Program

  • What’s happening to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
  • What if I am currently enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
  • I qualified for the EBB Program because my household experienced a substantial loss of income on or after February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough. Will I qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?
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