Thousands of New Mexicans Qualify for Free Internet

Thousands of eligible New Mexicans qualify for free internet under the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides a $30 monthly credit ($75/month in Tribal lands) toward internet and mobile services.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas understands how crucial this program is for New Mexico. In partnership with Comcast, his office is working to help build awareness about the new program.


Roughly 48 million households nationwide are eligible for ACP, and there are several ways to qualify. If your household income is less than twice the federal poverty level– approximately $55,000 a year for a family of four or $27,000 a year for an individual – you will qualify for the benefit. Additionally, if you receive SNAP/EBT, Medicaid, or free and reduced-price school lunch, or if you receive one of many of the other federal assistance benefits, you will also qualify.

Here are two smart ways to use the $30 ACP benefit:

  1. High-Speed Internet: At a cost of $29.95 a month – which is completely covered by ACP – Internet Essentials Plus offers twice the download speeds – up to 100 MBPS a month – as its standard Internet Essentials service.
  2. Internet + One Line of Mobile: Qualified individuals can also stretch their $30 credit to cover all but $25 of Internet Essentials and one line of Unlimited data on Xfinity Mobile. How? Standard Internet Essentials service costs just $9.95 a month. If you add one line of Unlimited data on Xfinity Mobile at $45 a month, the cost is just $24.95 after you apply the $30 ACP credit.

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