Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
 
Posted on Monday May 17, 2021
 
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
 
Want Help?
Many households are struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.  But the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides:

- $50 a month for internet services
- $75 a month for those living on tribal lands
- One-time, $100 discount for a laptop, computer, or tablet bought through a participating provider

Who Can Get Help?
Some people who may get the discount includes:

- have income at or below 135% of federal poverty guidelines
- received Lifeline benefits through SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- lost a job or significant amount of income since February 29, 2020

How Do I Get Help?
You can apply online or by mail beginning May 12, 2021.  Funds are available until exhausted.  For application and eligibility requirements visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

For questions, call 833-511-3011.
 
 
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