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Starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program which sets out to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program. The benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

Starting Wednesday, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider.

Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

– Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

– 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.

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 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 $10 to $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

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19 Comments

  1. Blanca Pagan says:

    Can you please let me know if I qualify

  2. Heidi woods says:

    I am interested in this program

  3. Angelita Thompson says:

    On ssdi att to expensive

  4. Teisha Gaines says:

    Need broadband discount

  5. Hilda Prado says:

    I need help with my internet price went up and cannot afford to pay for it . I am in SSI and get only 400.00 per month

  6. Hilda Prado says:

    I need help with my internet price went up and cannot afford to pay for it .

  7. Patricia says:

    Since this COVID-19 I was Impact of my electric bill went up, am spending money I really don’t have, due to my child being out of school I live off of 1 check a month, SSI , I have a lot of health issues as well as suffer from mental illness,

  8. Sherrie lemay says:

    Can you please tell if I’m qualify for it and how do I get the application if I am

  9. Deborah Whaley says:

    I am extremely beyond interested in this program & need help, I’m on ssi I have spectrum for my services & they are way to expensive $188.60 a month, plz help me out ty

  10. Jacqueline Drumheller says:

    I have already applied

  11. Margarita Freytes says:

    I need help my Fios bill is going up

  12. Martha Garcia says:

    let me know how to apply

  13. Gloria Hood says:

    Can I qualify ? I receive EBT

  14. Tina Williams says:

    I need help with my enter-net mine is almost 44.00 a month

  15. Jennifer Charles says:

    Hi, I am a 46 year old mother of one. I receive SSDI for multiple sclerosis. My daughter is a junior at Thornton Academy. I had to have internet she is a remote student at the internet is my biggest struggle. It is $74.99 a month. During the pandemic it is essential.Through Spectrum I would definitely appreciate the grant!

    Sincerely.
    Jennifer Charles
    81Licoln street apt 1
    Saco, Me
    04072

  16. Christy Lynn says:

    Please help me to learn how to apply for this

  17. Anush Khandilyan says:

    I would really want this help

  18. Ramona scott says:

    I’m interested in this program

  19. Maria Tapia says:

    Need for kids elearning.

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