The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $50 per eligible household

    • What is the program?
      • The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.


    • Who is Eligible?
      • A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least 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 providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program.


    • What if there is a past due balance?
      • Eligible consumers with a past due balance or a balance in collections are eligible for the benefit.


    • What if my property manager/landlord pays for internet services?

      • If you qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, talk to your property manager/landlord and ask that they work with their broadband service provider to learn more about the benefits that might be available to you and other eligible residents.


    For additional information, please refer to FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit website.