FCC Launches Affordable Connectivity Program

On December 31, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit became the Affordable Connectivity Program. Consumers looking for information on how eligible households can qualify and enroll can find it by visiting ACPBenefit.org.

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Households fully enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program as of December 31, 2021 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. Learn more about the transition from EBB to ACP.

ACP: What It Is and How It Works

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel provides an overview of the new Affordable Connectivity Program.


Ten-Digit Dialing Coming Soon for Many Area Codes

To prepare for implementation of a quick way to dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – using only "988" to connect callers to the Lifeline – 82 area codes in 35 states are now transitioning to ten-digit dialing for all calls, including local calls. For more information visit the FCC's Ten-Digit Dialing Consumer Guide.


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

988 to Become National Suicide Prevention Hotline by July 2022: Click to learn more



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Getting Connected to Broadband

Broadband improves lives for people of all ages, from connecting far-flung family members and friends to providing easy online access to a virtual world of goods and services. Learn more about how you can - and why you should - get connected.


Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau develops and implements the FCC's consumer policies and serves as the agency's connection to the American consumer.