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FCC to Start Offering Financial Help to Those Who Can't Afford Internet

by Mark Bialczak | 7 days ago

EBBSquareIf the year-plus of battling COVID-19 has left you and your household unable to afford the Internet, the FCC is stepping in with a program offering financial assistance.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit starts on May 12.

According to the Federal Communications Commission website:

"The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a 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.

"The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household."

To find more information and check to see if you're eligible, go to the FCC site.