Free and Low-Cost Internet Options
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides broadband internet service for eligible New York City households, at a reduced cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit. Families can confirm their eligibility, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website (weblink). There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:
- Monthly Benefit: A discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or
- One-time Device Discount: A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available.
For questions and support, schools and families should email EBBHelp@usac.org (email) or call (833) 511-0311.
Please read the full guidance on the NYC Department of Educations website for Free and Low-Cost Internet Options.