How to get free internet

Step 1: Get approved for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program created as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This program can help qualified households pay for connectivity services such as internet and wireless plans with data. The program extended and modified the more temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). Customers who qualify can receive up to $30/mo. off eligible services (or up to $75/mo. on Tribal Lands). Terms, conditions & restrictions apply. AT&T does not determine eligibility. 

To see if you are qualified to participate in the ACP and apply for benefits, check the federal government’s National Verifier.

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines , or if a member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

Participates in one of these assistance programs:

  • SNAP
  •  Medicaid
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
  •  Lifeline

Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year

Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands

  •  Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  •  Tribal TANF
  •  Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  •  Tribal Head Start (income-based)

Step 2: Sign up for Access from AT&T

If you’re approved for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you’re also eligible for Access from AT&T. To sign up for Access, follow these steps:

  • Call AT&T at 866.986.0963
  • Have your National Verifier application ID ready


Benefits of Access from AT&T include, free installation, free in-home Wi-Fi®, no annual contract, unlimited data, and no deposit.


Step 3: Enjoy your free internet service

Once you’re approved for the ACP, you’re eligible for free internet on plans up to 100Mbps.

The Internet 100 plan is great for streaming videos in HD, online gaming, and sharing large files. Learn more about the internet plans available from AT&T. Keep in mind, choosing an internet plan is subject to availability at your address. Not all speeds available in all areas.

Plans up to 100Mbps. Ltd. availability/areas. Free internet subject to continued participation in the ACP and application of the ACP benefit to Access from AT&T plans.