Get Emergency Broadband

Get Emergency Broadband
Posted on 06/02/2021
Get Emergency BroadbandEligible households can receive a discount of up to $50 on their Internet monthly fees through the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit. Qualifying households might 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.

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.

Find out more directly from the FCC in one of the following meetings:

  • Wednesday, June 2, 3 to 3:45 PM (Spanish)
  • Thursday, June 3, 1 to 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 8, 6 to 6:45 PM (Spanish)
  • Wednesday, June 9, 7 to 7:45 PM
More Information:

Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQs