Monterey County’s Home Internet Assistance Program Nearing Application Deadline

Monterey County's Home Internet Assistance Program Nearing Application Deadline - 1 (800) 880-7954 - Property Records of California

The County of Monterey is actively promoting the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), an invaluable resource aimed at assisting residents in reducing their internet service costs. This initiative is a significant opportunity for eligible households to receive financial help and stay connected in our increasingly digital world. The registration period for this beneficial service begins on February 7, offering a timely chance for residents to take advantage of this program.

Under the ACP, qualified households can benefit from a monthly discount of $30 on home internet services. Additionally, the program offers a one-time discount of up to $100 towards the purchase of a digital device such as a computer or tablet. This substantial assistance is designed to ensure that more families have access to the vital resources and opportunities that the Internet provides.

Eligibility for the program is broad, encompassing various groups:

  1. Residents enrolled in government assistance programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Lifeline, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  2. Households consisting of four individuals with a combined income of less than $60,000.

To enroll in the ACP and start receiving these benefits, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.internetforallnow.org/applytoday or www.mcbroadbandforall.org. For those who prefer to register over the phone, assistance is available by calling 866-745-2805.

It’s important to note that in Monterey County, over 61,000 residents are eligible for this crucial service. However, to date, only 18,851 individuals have signed up. The county is eager to increase participation in the ACP, emphasizing its role in providing essential internet access and technical resources to those in need. This call to action is not just about offering financial relief; it’s about empowering residents with the tools they need to thrive in a connected world.

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