The Emergency Broadband Benefit program helps people struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting them to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more. It will provide:
- Discounts of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands
- One-time discounts of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price
Each qualifying household is eligible for a monthly service discount and one device discount.
Who Is Eligible?
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open to:
- Federal Pell Grant recipients
- Households with students receiving free and reduced-price lunch or school breakfast
- Those who have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year due to furloughs
- Households that participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider
- Lifeline subscribers, including those who are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits
When Can I Sign Up for the Benefit?
The program is currently accepting new applications. Eligible households can enroll in the program now to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider.
How do I enroll?
For more information
To learn more about the program, visit the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit page.