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Emergency Broadband Benefit

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August 25, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit

What is it?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The benefit provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

Who is eligible?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guide lines or participates in certain government assistance programs;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Three Ways to Apply

Contact your preferred participating provider directly to learn about their application process.

Go to to submit an application and find participating providers near you

Complete a mail in application and sent it along with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Braodband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

Have Questions? Need Help?

Contact the Connectivity Champions Directly by webform at by email (, and by phone at 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446).

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Click here to download a flyer with the above information. 



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