Internet Access Initiatives
Did you receive this mailer?
If you received this postcard your household was receiving internet paid for by DC Government’s INTERNET FOR ALL program. Funding for this program expired on September 30, 2022.
1: Transition to President Biden’s Affordable Connectivity Program to continue receiving benefits. See information below.
2: Pay directly for your internet service, call your current provider. For Comcast, call 844-963-0178. For RCN or Astound, call 202-250-7842.
Get internet in your home for free or low-cost through the federal Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.
Learn more about eligibility fcc.gov/ACP.
What You Should Know:
There are more than 40 different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) you can select to receive benefits through the ACP in DC. Not all ISPs offer the same things so you must read carefully to understand what you are getting.
For example, if an ISP is listed as “fixed,” internet benefits and broadband services are connected to your home, or at a single location. These include cable, fiber optic, DSL, and fixed wireless services – what you would think of as “traditional” internet. These services cannot be moved or travel with you to be used.
If an ISP is listed as “mobile”, broadband services are device-based (through a phone or tablet) and available throughout the service provider’s cellular coverage area, similar to cell phone services. This means you have access to internet services wherever you have your mobile device.
Some providers offer a combination of both.
You can find the list of participating providers at fcc.gov/ACP.
Internet Pilots and Programs in DC
Community Internet Program
CIP allows any Internet Service Provider (ISP) free access to the roofs of DC-owned buildings, operated by the Department of General Services, to install service antennas if they commit to providing resident connectivity with high-speed connections (200 Mbps up/200 Mbps down or higher) at reduced or no cost to households eligible for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Provides the 430 residents of Hopkins Apartments with free high-speed Wi-Fi service in their apartments and common areas, as well as digital training classes.