FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

Beginning May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in a new broadband internet benefit program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.... .  

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide eligible households with discounts of
up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal
lands. It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for
eligible households.

Under the law, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open to households that
participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband
provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those that are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits;
households with kids receiving free and reduced-price lunch or school breakfast; Pell grant
recipients; and those who have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year.
For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit:

We realize that not all households in the NAC district are located in areas with access to broadband internet.  If you would like to express your concerns to the NYS broadband commission, use this contact form: https://nysbroadband.ny.gov/co...