Many families are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new temporary program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Emergency Broadband Benefit, is designed to help. During the pandemic we do much more online. Having a broadband connection is necessary. We use the internet to access jobs, healthcare services and virtual classrooms.
- Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated 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
Locate participating service providers in your area using the Companies Near Me tool, then apply directly through the provider. Your current provider may contact you to offer this program.
Need help applying?
- Pick up a printed application at the library’s Community Information display.
- Use a free public computer/scanner at the library to submit your online application.
- If you don’t have a home address to use on the application, local organization IBSA, Inc. will assist you so you can still apply. Contact IBSA, Inc. at
- For program support, email EBBHelp@usac.org or call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 833-511-0311.