Emergency Broadband Benefit

Did you lose income during the pandemic?

If so, you may qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Enrollment for $50-per-month broadband subsidies for US residents with low incomes or those who lost income during the pandemic will begin on May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today.

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The program is a FCC program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.
  • 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).
  • Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.
The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

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