FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. The program also offers a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. 

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider, through an online application at https://getemergencybroadband.org/, or by mail-in application. 

Households may begin applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit on Wednesday, May 12. 

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Please check the FCC's website at http://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit regularly for the latest information.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility requirements and enrollment information, by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org/, or by calling 833-511-0311. More information is also provided in the attachment linked below. 

EBB Flyer