Low-Income Households Can Soon Sign Up for the FCC's Broadband Subsidy
Low-income households can enroll in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) starting May 12.
Spotted by Ars Technica, the agency announced the arrival of its much-needed program Thursday alongside a brand new website. The benefit provides eligible households with a discount of up to $50 a month on their broadband plan, and up to $75 a month if the household is on tribal lands.
The EBB also provides a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households. However, to take advantage of that requires a co-payment between $10 and $50.