The application process with the Federal Communications Commission for a discount on broadband internet will begin on Wednesday.
The FCC said the emergency benefits program is aimed at helping low-income households.
Each eligible household may get a $50 discount on broadband service and any associated equipment rentals, according to the FCC.
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Federal officials said a household may also be eligible for a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
The FCC listed the following criteria outlining who is eligible for the program:
If anyone in the household participates in the Lifeline program
If approved to receive benefits under the free or reduced-price school meal program
Experienced a substantial financial loss since Feb. 29, 2020
Received a federal Pell grant in the current award year
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program
Anyone who is interested in applying or seeing if they are eligible for the program can click this link.
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