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 broadband 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.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.
- Consumer FAQ - Questions and answers on eligibility, how to apply, participating service providers, connected device benefits, and program length.
- Participating Providers Look Up Tool - Find broadband service providers offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit in our state.
- Emergency Broadband Benefit Consumer Information Hub
- GetEmergencyBroadband.org - Apply for the benefit here.