Here’s how to apply for a new government program that gives eligible households $50 off their monthly internet bill

 Here’s how to apply for a new government program that gives eligible households $50 off their monthly internet bill

A new government program could save you $50 a month on your internet bill. It’s through a new FCC initiative called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) and applications are open starting now. Here’s what you need to know and how to apply.

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The EBB program is aimed at helping households afford internet service during the pandemic. We all know how critical a good connection is for work and school from home.

Emergency Broadband Benefit (Credit: FCC)

With that in mind, the FCC has set aside $3.2 billion dollars for monthly discounts across a wide range of providers. Check to see if yours is participating here. If you don’t have service yet, you can also sign up for new service and still take advantage of the program.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide eligible households a discount of up to $50 a month for broadband…

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