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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Beginning on May 12, low-income households will be able to start applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to get online. The Emergency Broadband Benefit, a temporary program established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act in December 2020, provides $3.2 billion to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide a $50 monthly discount on in-home broadband service for eligible households, as well as a one-time $100 discount on a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer for those same qualifying households.

EMERGENCY
BROADBAND
BENEFIT

HELPING HOUSEHOLDS CONNECT
DURING THE PANDEMIC

What is it?

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 service;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A ont-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

Contact your Preferred Participating Provider Directly
Ask your provider if they participate in the EBB, or use our online tool to find a participating company near you.

Online
Use the online application at GetEmergencyBroadband.org

By Mail
Print an application in English or Spanish. Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

For additional information, call 833-511-0311, or visit fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

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