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Affordable Home Internet Connection-Emergency Broadband Benefit

This innovative program will help millions of families nationwide have more affordable internet packages from major service providers. 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.

We are sharing the information we covered regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and the affordable Home Internet offers for eligible families which have been available for over a year. 

Updated fliers are now available for school districts to distribute to low-income families.  Click here  to download the fliers that are available in multiple languages.


To qualify for the low-cost Home Internet offers, applicants can visit the website and follow these east steps:

  1. Provide the zip code for where they live.
  2. Check the relevant boxes for programs they participate in --- like the National School Lunch Program.
  3. Select a Service Provider and sign up for home service.

Families can also call 866-969-8748 and connect with a local non-profit for assistance in subscribing to an Internet offer.