Federal Program Available to Help Families Afford Internet
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted more than ever the necessity of the internet in the modern age. For those struggling financially, there is a new federal program that helps pay for internet service. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a $3.2 billion fund designed to help families by discounting $50 of a monthly internet bill for home service. Households interested in learning whether they qualify are encouraged to visit the FCC’s new enrollment website – https://getemergencybroadband.org/ – and then sign up for the program through their internet service provider.