The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a temporary Federal Communications Commission program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.
The benefit provides:
- Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;
- 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.
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.
There are three ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program:
- Contact your preferred participating provider directly.
- Use the online application here.
- Print and complete an application in English or Spanish. Send it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 70742
For additional information, Call 833.511.0311, or visit the FCC's Broadband Benefit page here.