The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides up to $50/month discount for broadband service. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
Who is Eligible?
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;
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 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; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
If you are currently enrolled in the Lifeline Program you are eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit!