Find Out If You Qualify For $50 Monthly FCC Home Broadband?
Written by Tariq on May 13, 2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program would offer $50 monthly for home broadband. As part of the roughly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress. It set aside $3.2 billion for the Federal Communications Commission to cover the program.
You qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) if you also qualify for the Lifeline program, the program that helps low-income Americans purchase broadband access. You also qualify if you are on Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Any household with income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines is eligible, as are those in the free and reduced-price school lunch program and school breakfast program. Also eligible: those who had a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020 and are at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.
Breaking News: As of May 12, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of #broadband service provided by an approved provider. #BroadbandForAll https://t.co/1K0zeuZaQF
— The FCC (@FCC) April 29, 2021
More than 800 wired and wireless broadband providers are participating in the program, the FCC says. Among those are big names such as AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon. To Read More Click Here.
Source: USA Today