Emergency Broadband Benefit | Tuesday Tip

Posted On: May 4, 2021

emergency broadband benefit

This week’s Tuesday Tip is a slideshow about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit. Starting May 12, eligible households can enroll to receive a monthly discount on broadband service from approved providers. The FCC voted unanimously to fund a Broadband Internet discount program in March.

The FCC is doing this “to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.” This is a temporary program. The Commission estimates 14.5 million Americans have no access to broadband. The American Public Health Association says access to the internet has been crucial during COVID-19 and calls access to high-speed internet “is an indispensable part of modern life, especially as people shelter during the coronavirus.”

We hope you will share this information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit with your residents.

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Where to Apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit

Approved Providers by State

Alabama | Alaska | American Samoa |Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Northern Mariana Islands | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virgin Islands | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

FCC Website

Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

Content to Share with Your Residents

The FCC has made it easy to inform your residents about this Emergency Broadband Benefit. Please feel free to download the resources to below.

Consumer handouts and the fact sheet are also available in ArabicAmharicBurmeseChinese (Traditional), FrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPortugueseRussianSomaliTagalog, and Vietnamese.

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