Discounted High Speed Internet - Summer Hub

Take part in The College Success Project with Northwestern researchers. For completing a 15-minute survey, you will receive an $15 Amazon gift card and be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card!   

X

Discounted High Speed Internet

Cut your internet cost through these programs.

Discounted High Speed Internet

These programs exist to ensure you stay connected to the internet you need to get your schoolwork done.
 
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.

You can receive:

A monthly service discount of up to a $30/month discount on your internet service OR up to a $75/month discount, if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.

AND

A one-time device discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a $10-$50 co-payment).

Find out if your household is eligible here.
 
How to Enroll

To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices. Here is a list of all participating providers in Illinois. (Note: Not all internet companies offer device discounts.) 

Getting this ACP benefit is a two step process.

  1. Use the national Lifeline verifier to create an account and complete the application to make sure you qualify.
  2. Select a participating provider or ask your current provider to apply the benefit within 90 days of getting approved. You can look up companies by zipcode or city, state here.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. 
 
TruConnect

TruConnect gives Free Android Devices and up to 14GB of monthly data to households that qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) mentioned above. Qualifying households can get connected by answering a few questions and submitting eligibility documents.
 
T-Mobile

ACP Benefit: Through the ACP, T-Mobile offers eligible households a $30 monthly discount on pre-paid plans. Check out those plan options

Project Ten Million: T-Mobile also offers free internet & hotspots for students that have low household income through Project Ten Million. If you apply and qualify, you’ll receive a free device and data plan for 5 years. Find out more here
 
Chicago Connected

Chicago Connected is a groundbreaking program that provides no-cost, high-speed internet service to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students and their families. 

Families with students enrolled in CPS are eligible to sign up for free high-speed internet through July 1, 2024.

Here’s how you sign up: 

  • Check your eligibility here.  
  • Use your CPS Student ID as your activation code. This can be found on your report cards, progress reports, parent portal, student ID card or just call your school for assistance.
  • If you are a CPS senior that hasn’t applied for this program, do so before you graduate so that you can continue using this free resource while transitioning into your post-graduation plan!

Check out this video to learn more about it! 

Recommended Resources

Categories

Freebies & Discounts
Technology

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

– Malcolm X, human rights activist
Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Email one of the contacts listed below to bring your real-life questions to a real-life person.

Or if you're not sure who to ask, just reach out through the following form and we'll connect you to the right person, who can help you find the answers you need