The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. This benefit helps connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and so much more.
Read about the Emergency Broadband Benefit on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website.
The household is eligible if a member of the household meets ONE of these criteria:
- Income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or participates in 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;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 19, 2020, and has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets eligibility criteria for participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
- Contact your preferred participating broadband provider to learn about their application process.
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and find participating providers near you.
- OR, Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.