Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
Eligible applicants can receive up to a $30/month discount on their internet service AND a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).
ACP Act Now: Louisiana
Help residents find out if they qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program, what documents they need to apply, and what affordable plans are available in their area.
ConnectLA: the Office of Broadband Development and Connectivity
ConnectLA is the broadband resource in Louisiana. The Office of Broadband Development and Connectivity is housed in the Louisiana Division of Administration and strives to eliminate the digital divide in Louisiana by 2029. The ConnectLA team coordinates federal, state, and municipal efforts identifying best practices and tactics necessary in their mission and to ensure financial resources are available to address issues surrounding access, affordability, and digital literacy.
- So far, Louisiana has awarded over $170 million through the Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities (GUMBO) grant program. These grants aim to help private providers facilitate the deployment of broadband service to unserved areas of the state.
- For more information about these grants, search the GUMBO Awards by parish.
The Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities grant program aims to help private providers facilitate the deployment of broadband service to unserved areas of the state.
Broadband Data by Parish (ConnectLA)
Click on any parish to view its digital divide statistics: access, affordability, and digital literacy.
FCC Broadband Coverage Map for Louisiana
This map will give you a good sense of what broadband access looks like in your community. Using the drop down menu in the upper left corner, there are several options to choose from. You can take a look at broadband access at the state, congressional district, parish, and even city or town level by selecting “Census Place.” There’s even an option under “Location Summary” to enter a specific physical address. You’ll also have the ability to zoom in and out. Note: the lighter the color, the less broadband access available.
Locate Affordable Internet Plans, Computers, and Other Devices
Free & Low Cost Internet Plans (NDIA)
This Free & Low Cost Internet Plans page was designed to be helpful for digital inclusion practitioners, community leaders, service providers, libraries, media, and others who may give guidance to clients and constituents. It is not designed for distribution to the general public.
Find low-cost internet service and computers in your area. Designed for sharing with the general public to find specific offers at their address.
*also available in Spanish
CACRC: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council
CACRC is a nonprofit organization, serving the state of Louisiana. They recycle computers (and other electronics) and redirect technology to individuals in need by providing them with low-cost refurbished devices, such as laptops, desktops, and tablets.
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