Salt Lake County one step closer to making internet service more affordable for low income residents

Salt Lake County is delighted to announce the hiring of staff to assist qualifying households applying for affordable internet services. This affordable connectivity program will help families verify their eligibility and complete their applications for this federal program.   

In March the mayor’s office helped secure $170,000 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The goal: Help provide Salt Lake County residents with subsidized, or even free, access to the internet.   

“Today too many of our neighbors in Salt Lake County are without vital internet services,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, “This grant will allow our team to get affordable internet to the residents who need it most, so they can receive crucial access to jobs, education, and government services. and so much more depends on being able to access the internet,” added Mayor Wilson.   

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers a $30 monthly benefit for high-speed, in-home broadband service and a $100 benefit for devices. That amount increases to $75 a month for Native Americans.    

Salt Lake County residents  might be eligible based on their household income.