Reduced Price Internet

FCC

The Report and Order along with the rules governing this program can be found here, but below are a few important facts:

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT?

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;
  • Up to $75/month discount for broadband services for households on Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet purchased through a participating provider.
  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT?
A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

WHEN CAN ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS SIGN UP?

  •  The FCC expects the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to be open to eligible households before the end of April 2021. Please check the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, regularly for the latest information.

HOW WILL ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS SIGN UP?





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