The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide eligible households with discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands. It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households.
Under the law, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open to households that participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those that are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits; households with kids receiving free and reduced-price lunch or school breakfast; Pell grant recipients; and those who have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year.
Many providers in our area are participating including but not limited to Assurance Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Boomerang Wireless, CenturyLink, Cricket Wireless, ImOn Communications, Mediacom, Metro by T-Mobile, T-Mobile, TracFone Wireless, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Windstream.
To see if your provider is participating, if your household qualifies and for more information in general, please visit: GetEmergencyBroadband.org