Federal Discount Program for Internet Service

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households. The application opens Wednesday, May 12. You may apply directly through your internet provider or at GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

Eligble households can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your internet service and 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).

Your household qualifies if any member of the household:

  • Participates in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant for the current award year
  • Participates in the free and reduced-price school lunch program

Visit Do I Qualify? for more information.

Help is available 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at (833) 511-0311 or via email at EBBHelp@usac.org