BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – AT&T and Cricket is helping customers eligible for financial assistance to save more on their bills—through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new federal initiative, that’s helping millions of Americans including Louisiana customers obtain internet and wireless services.

The ACP provides eligible customers with federal benefits that can be applied to home internet or wireless services from AT&T and Cricket Wireless. Open enrollment for the initiative starts today. Residents in need are encouraged to sign up.

Here’s how to apply for the program;

  • How to sign up: First, apply to the federal government’s National Verifier at to see if you are eligible. If approved, you will be able to order new AT&T Internet or Cricket wireless service, or have the monthly benefit applied to existing service. More details on the process are available at and

Here’s how the program works;

  • How it works: ACP is a $14 billion program which lowers the cost of internet service by up to $30 per month for eligible households, or up to $75 per month on qualifying Tribal lands. ACP replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and provides support to substantially more Americans than EBB. 

Congress recently created the long-term $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit program. For more information visit,