May 14, 2021

Get a $50/Month Discount on Internet

The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program is offering a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households receive a discount of up to $50 per month ($75 per month on qualifying Tribal lands).


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program


Eligible Households Receive

    • Up to a $50 per month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
    • Up to a $75 per 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 if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Eligibility Guidelines

Your household qualifies if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines or if any member of the household:

    • participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
    • was approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school year;
    • received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
    • experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 with a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
    • meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Apply for a Discount

To apply for the program, complete the online application, contact your internet company to request assistance, or call 833.511.0311 to request a mail-in application.

After receiving an eligibility determination, households can contact their preferred service provider to select an Emergency Broadband Benefit eligible service plan.

    • Use this search tool to find a company that offers Emergency Broadband Benefit discounts.

Request Assistance

To request assistance in applying, contact the Emergency Broadband Support Center at or 833.511.0311. For more information, visit the program FAQ page.

Information provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).