The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much assistance is provided through the Emergency Broadband Benefit?
Eligible households can receive:
- Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
- Up to a $75/month discount if your household is 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)
Who is eligible?
You are eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Enrolled in the Lifeline program
- Meet income limits
- Receive Food Stamps/SNAP or Medicaid
- Have a child who gets free or reduced-price school lunch
- Received a federal Pell Grant, or lost income due to job loss.
How can I apply?
Visit the website to find a local internet provider offering the service. Apply online, contact internet provider, or print an application and return via mail.
People enrolled in the Lifeline program do not need to apply. They can contact their service provider.
How long will this program last?
This is a temporary program and will end sometime later this year. Before the program ends, the internet provider will let people know so they can decide if they want to continue paying for the service without a discount.
Who can I contact with questions?
You can call the Emergency Broadband Benefit Support Center at 1-833-511-0311, email EBBHELP@usac.org or visit getemergencybroadband.org/