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Beginning May 12: Assistance to Access Broadband Internet Service Available

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

The Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program will begin accepting applications for low-income households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program opens on May 12th and provides eligible households:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Three Ways to Apply

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

2. Go to 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 help regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, call 833-511-0311 or find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit at


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