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High Speed Internet

Cut your internet cost through these programs.

Get yourself connected

Do you need help finding high speed internet access? The following programs exist to ensure you stay connected to the internet with efficiency so you can get your schoolwork done and progress towards your goals.

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. Find out if your household is eligible»

If you are eligible you can receive:

  • A monthly service discount of up to a $30/month discount on your internet service OR up to a $75/month discount, if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time device discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a $10-$50 co-payment)

How to Enroll

To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices.

Getting this ACP benefit is a two-step process

  1. Use the national Lifeline verifier to create an account and complete the application to make sure you qualify»
  2. Select a participating provider or ask your current provider to apply the benefit within 90 days of getting approved.
    Look up companies by zip code, city or state »

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

What other programs are avialable?

TruConnect gives Free Android Devices and up to 14GB of monthly data to households that qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) mentioned above. Qualifying households can get connected by answering a few questions and submitting eligibility documents.


T-Mobile offers eligible households a $30 monthly discount on pre-paid plans through the ACP program.


Project Ten Million T-Mobile also offers free internet & hotspots for students with low household income through Project Ten Million. If you apply and qualify, you’ll receive a free device and data plan for 5 years.


Chicago Connected provides no-cost, high-speed internet service to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students and their families. Eligible families sign up for free high-speed internet through July 1, 2024.

How to sign up for Chicago Connected

  1. Check your eligibility»
  2. Use your CPS Student ID as your activation code. (You can find your ID on report cards, progress reports, parent portal, student ID card or ask your school for assistance.)
  3. If you are a CPS senior who hasn’t applied for this program, apply before you graduate so you can continue using this free resource while transitioning into your post-graduation plan!
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