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Emergency Broadband Benefit

What is it?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband 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 if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • 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 broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Check out www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

Mail-in Application

Complete a mail-in application and send it along with proof of eligibility to:

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

Mail-in application download: English | Spanish

Call 833-511-0311

or find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Three Ways to Apply

1

Contact your preferred participating provider directly to learn about their application process.


2

Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to submit an application and to find participating providers near you.


3

Complete a mail in application and send it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

English | Spanish


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