Application process with FCC for discount on broadband internet to begin this week

Bill Mount

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 […]

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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