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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program -
Helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is administered by USAC with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

Receive Your Benefit

1

Check If You Qualify

See if your household fits into any eligible categories

2

Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit

Choose how you want to apply and submit all necessary documents

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3

Find a Broadband Provider Near You

Use our search tool to find a company that offers Emergency Broadband Benefit discounts

Enhanced Tribal Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit helps to connect Tribal communities during the pandemic with an enhanced benefit for consumers living on Tribal lands.

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