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CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON ANNOUNCES FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO LAUNCH EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM

May 13, 2021
Press Release

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.  

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