The Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program, is to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Also, eligible households can receive a one-time device discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Households must first contribute at least $10 (but not more than $50) toward the purchase price.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.