Posted: Sep 23, 2021, 3:05 PM
Households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic could find assistance under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a temporary relief program administered by the Federal Communications Commission.
If qualified for the program, recipients could receive up to $50 per month discount for broadband service; up to $75 per 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.
An entire 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. Also, the entire household is eligible if one member:
Three ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program:
For additional information, please call 833-511-0311, or visit the FCC's Broadband Benefit page at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.