Reduced or Free Internet Availability -Affordable Connectivity Program


A Government Program is available for reduced or *free internet for families that qualify. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP),  provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. 

Information for this program can be found at this link

Qualifications can be found at this link

The ways in which you may qualify are

  • Based on your household income
  • If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs
  • If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit

Note: You may qualify for the ACP through a participating provider’s existing low-income program

In the list of eligible providers you will see Altice or Optimum which is available here in St Joseph, Missouri.

You can find information to apply for Optimum at the link below

Offer for Optimum residential customers that have qualified for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Rates are subject to change at any time with advanced notice. Advertised price reflects $5 discount for enrolling in Auto Pay & Paperless Billing, must maintain both to keep discount. Former Optimum accts prev not in good standing or have disconnected srvc within past 30 days or for seasonal move not eligible. Acct with unpaid bill after due date is not in good standing. Offer is not transferable, may not be combined w/other offers, is limited to advertised level of srvc, and is not available in all areas. Other terms, restrictions & conditions apply.

*FREE 300 MBPS W/ ACP OFFER: After applying customer’s ACP benefit of $30/mo., Optimum will credit the remaining $10/mo. balance.


To Apply go to the Optimum site

Select the Apply Now and continue to fill out the forms presented.


The St. Joseph Missouri School District is providing this as information only and is not responsible for the application process, availability or acceptance into these programs.





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