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a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. MRPC is currently offering assistance to help individuals access the program.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Children accessing the internet for school

Who Is Eligible?

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 criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:
    • SNAP 
    • Medicaid 
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • WIC
    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
    • or Lifeline (a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet service).
Student on computer

Check out fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

Two-Steps to Enroll

  1. Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application; and
  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service provider.

Project Points of Contact

Caitlin Jones
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ph (573) 265-2993 Ext. 125
Fax (573) 265-3550

Donald Keeney
Housing Manager
Ph (573) 265-2993 Ext. 148
Fax (573) 265-3550


This project is funded by grants from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the US Department of Economic Development.