The FCC is getting ready to implement the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) that was passed in December 2020.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for those on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.
Program eligibility details and participating providers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Schools, Libraries, and other anchor institutions should sign up to be an outreach partner to share important information with households in your area. Sign up here: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit