With so many needed critical at-home internet because of the pandemic, the FCC has announced a new initiative called the "Emergency Broadband Benefit" (EBB). This will help eligible households save $50 on their monthly internet bill.
Here is who is eligible according to the FCC (via KTLA):
• Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program;
• Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
• Experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
If you are ready to apply you can go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org and click the blue button that says "Apply Now."
Many internet providers including AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more have agreed to support the new initiative.