The Emergency Broadband Benefit is anFCC programto help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19
pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare
services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
About the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards
broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on
qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount
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.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one
device discount per household.
Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meetsoneof the criteria below:
Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program
or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility
Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 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 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single
filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income
or COVID-19 program.
How to Apply
There are three ways for eligible households to apply:
Contact your preferred participating broadband providerdirectly to learn about their application process.