Emergency Broadband Benefit
The White House has requested $100 billion to make broadband more affordable to rural areas, and lower income families. Under a COVID-19 relief program that went into effect on Wednesday, the new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and more. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. It provides a monthly discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households, and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, or visit the website GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.