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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC has announced an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This program is first come, first served and the application period will open May 12,2021.

This program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides a discount of up to $100 per household toward a one-time purchase of a desktop computer, laptop or tablet purchased through a participating broadband provider. Click here (opens new window) to view specific eligibility guidelines.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment begins May 12, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider (opens new window) or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (opens new window) using an online or mail-in application. Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at (opens new window), or by calling (833) 511-0311 between 9 AM and 9 PM any day of the week.