CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON ANNOUNCES FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO LAUNCH EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program today.
The EBB Program is a $3.2 billion program created as part of the final omnibus appropriations bill in December. The program will provide qualifying families a discount on their monthly internet bills. The EBB Program will provide struggling families a discount of $50, or $75 on tribal lands, off the monthly cost of home internet service. It may also provide an additional subsidy for a computer.
Other important resources to flag:
- Eligible households can enroll by contacting their internet service provider and asking to sign up, and they can learn more – including whether they qualify – by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org
- For more information on the program itself, you can visit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.