The FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program offers a subsidy to help pay for Internet service to eligible households impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Eligible households in one of the qualifying groups, may be eligible to receive a monthly discount of up to $50 per month (and up to $75 on tribal lands), to help pay for Internet service. This program will run six months after the end of the pandemic or until the funds have been expended.
• Lifeline Eligible
• Laid off or Furloughed since February 29, 2020
• Free or reduced school lunch or breakfast program
• Pell Grant recipient in the current year
• New York City resident attending a New York City public school
This program is available to both new and current Optimum customers.