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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 a month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

Households with a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Those with a member of the household who meets at least one of the criteria below are also eligible.

  • 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:
    • The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • WIC
    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
    • or Lifeline;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal TANF
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start (income based)
2024 Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines
Number in Residence 200% Guideline (Annual)     Number in Residence 200% Guideline (Annual)  
1 $30,120     5 $73,160  
2 $40,880     6 $83,920  
3 $51,640     7 $94,680  
4 $62,400     8 $105,440  

For each additional person after 8, add $10,760 to the annual guideline.

Federal Register, Vol. 89, No. 11, January 17, 2024, pp 2961-2963
(Applicable to the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia only.)

There are two steps required to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program, First, go to to submit an application or print out a mail-in application. Second, contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have a discount applied to your bill. Some providers may have an alternative application they will ask you to fill out. Eligible households must complete both steps to receive program benefits.

Various internet providers are participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program including those offering landline and wireless internet service. To find out what internet service providers are offering benefits in South Dakota, visit Universal Service Administrative Co.'s website at to use the "Company Near Me Tool" that allows you to search by city and state or zip code.

Rev. 02/12/24