Here’s how to apply for federal $50 per month emergency internet service program discount

The Federal Communications Commission is now accepting applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a program to help U.S. households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program provides a discount of up to $50 per month for qualifying households for broadband service, or $75 per month for those on Tribal lands.
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of these criteria:
•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 Lifeline;
•Is 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 due to job loss or furlough since Feb. 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.
To apply, households can go to Get EmergencyBroadband.org, contact a preferred broadband internet service provider directly, or call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.

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