San Antonio officials are promoting a federally funded program to combat the long-standing digital divide in the city, which has been made more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a government program open to eligible households to secure connectivity.
The program offers a $30 per month discount on broadband services. In promoting the program, the city notes that “several” Internet service providers in San Antonio offer $30 monthly plans so that residents approved for the program don’t have to pay out of pocket. ACP also offers a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from a participating carrier.