Emergency Broadband Benefit Established to Help Struggling Families Pay for Internet

The FCC is seeking outreach partners to help drive awareness of the new Emergency Broadband Benefit - a FCC program being developed to provide relief to households that are struggling to pay for Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


As part of the effort to inform consumers about the upcoming Emergency Broadband Benefit, the FCC has established a new website where stakeholders can sign up to help promote the program. The website will also be a resource for consumers and stakeholders to get the latest information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit as the program develops.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for those on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute between $10 and $50 toward the purchase price.


On Friday, February 12, the FCC hosted a virtual public roundtable on the Emergency Broadband Benefit. You can view a recording of the event here.


We hope you consider partnering with us to support this important program – www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit


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