WASHINGTON DC – The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to establish a program to offer qualified households up to a $75 monthly benefit toward broadband Internet access during the pandemic.
The so-called Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is expected to be implemented within 60 days.
The program will provide discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service and up to $75 a month for households on tribal lands. It also gives a one-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or tablet purchase for each eligible household.
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