Digital Equity Across Fairfax County

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-3100
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jessica Hudson,
Library Director

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

 

Helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

Emergency Broadband Benefit may help your household gain access to resources.

What Is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB)?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Learn about eligibility.

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