Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term, $14 billion program, which will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Those enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program as of Dec. 31, 2021 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program offered by the Federal Communications Commission allows qualifying low-income families to receive a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills. Discounts include:
- Up to a $50/month discount on 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)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
To learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, check your eligibility and apply, visit getemergencybroadband.org. Visit fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit to learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.