Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A new FCC program offers eligible families help paying their broadband bill.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a program of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. Watch this video to learn more.

Consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Program on May 12, 2021.

Eligible households can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on broadband service and associated equipment rentals;
  • Up to a $75/month discount for households 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 program will end when (a) the fund runs out of money, or (b) six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

For more information about the program and to sign up, visit https://getemergencybroadband.org/

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