You may qualify for
FREE 300 Mbps Internet

Enjoy FREE high-speed Internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program

Optimum is proud to participate in this Federal Government program, which offers a subsidy of up to $30 per month to help qualifying households pay for Internet service. This program is available to new and current Optimum customers and can be applied to any Optimum Internet plan.


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, you'll see your credit within 2 bills.


300 Mbps Fiber Internet
$40 mo. FREE

With the Affordable Connectivity Program


Not available in all areas. Wired connection.
WiFi speeds may vary.

  • No annual contract
  • Equipment included for greater whole home WiFi coverage
  • 99.9% reliability

Current Optimum Internet customers call 866.347.4216
and ask for the ACP FREE OFFER

Want to use your ACP benefit with Optimum Mobile service?

Qualifying new and current customers can instead use their ACP benefit on their Optimum Mobile service!
Once approved, your Optimum Mobile service could be FREE* with a $30 monthly credit.

*After benefit is applied to monthly plan excluding taxes and fees. $20 activation fee applies.


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?