FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2021
Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director
FCC Offering Broadband Assistance Program To Qualifying Residents
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —The Federal Communications Commission has introduced an Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program for residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides a discount of up to $50 per month on broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The program is limited to one service discount and one device discount per household.
For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, or to see if you qualify, visit https://getemergencybroadband.org.
Additional pandemic resources, including information about vaccine clinics, unemployment benefits, and business services, are available at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/covid19.