The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Beginning May 12, eligible households can enroll through a participating internet service provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application. Families who currently have state sponsored internet through Altice, or district provided Kajeet hotspots do qualify to participate in this program with the Internet Service Provider of their choice.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit , or by calling 833-511-0311.