Emergency Broadband Benefit

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Consumer FAQ's

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will help families with challenges such as working from home, distance learning, telehealth services, or simply connecting digitally with loved ones.

Application

How to Apply

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider - find out more information by visiting getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply.

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Benefits

Program Benefits

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.

Who is Eligible?

Program Eligibility

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the low-income criteria, including but not limited to, qualifying for the Lifeline program or free and reduced-price school lunch programs.