FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

FCC announces Emergency Broadband Benefit program; enrollment for eligible households opens May 12
Posted on 05/12/2021
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC has announced that beginning on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the (external link) Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help families that are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefit will provide a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

Households can apply in three ways:

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

  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

  3. Call (833)-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:

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


For more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, visit the (external link) Emergency Broadband Benefit Consumer Information Hub or watch the (external link) public webinar held by the FCC on April 27, 2021.