Emergency Broadband Benefit Program applications open Wednesday

Jun 29, 2022 | Uncategorized

The State of Louisiana’s Office of Broadband and Connectivity has recently announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a temporary benefit that will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is first come, first served and the application period will open May 12,2021.

This program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides a discount of up to $100 per household toward a one-time purchase of a desktop computer, laptop or tablet purchased through a participating broadband provider. Click here to view specific eligibility guidelines.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment begins May 12, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company using an online or mail-in application. Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. any day of the week.