What is it?
The FCC has created a temporary program to help households afford internet service during the pandemic. The benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Who can get it?
An eligible household has at least one member who meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Has an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Participates in certain government assistance programs
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program
- Received a Pell Grant during the current award year
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020
The program is limited to one benefit per household and is not transferable.
If you think you may qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, you can apply online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org. You can also call us at (866) 569-2757 (M-F, 8a-5p) to verify your eligibility and enroll in the program.
Please note, the program will last until the funds are exhausted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the pandemic. When the program ends, you will have to opt in to a standard, undiscounted service tier subject to our regular terms and conditions in order to continue receiving service, even if you were an existing customer before enrolling in the program. Learn More