Emergency Broadband Benefit

Jun 29, 2021, 23:09 PM by Jason Honn
A temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.

WHAT IS IT?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.


The benefit provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

THREE WAYS TO APPLY

  1. Contact your preferred participating provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to submit an application and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Complete a mail-in application and send it along with proof of eligibility to:
    Emergency Broadband Support Center
    P.O. Box 7081
    London, KY 40742

LEARN MORE

Call 833-511-0311, Visit fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or Download Brochure