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    Default The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Has Begun

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary $50 subsidy on monthly broadband (internet service) bills for qualifying low-income households. This program is available until funds are exhausted.

    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 Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

    https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

    https://www.cnet.com/news/heres-how-...dband-benefit/
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary $50 subsidy on monthly broadband (internet service) bills for qualifying low-income households. This program is available until funds are exhausted.

    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 Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

    https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

    https://www.cnet.com/news/heres-how-...dband-benefit/
    I don't understand this:

    "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."

    so you get a 100 dollar discount on a computer that cost between 110 and 150 dollars only?

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    I don't get it either. Plus my wifi service is $22.99 a month.

    We must be getting ready to start voting over the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I don't get it either. Plus my wifi service is $22.99 a month.

    We must be getting ready to start voting over the internet.
    My internet service (Spectrum) is around $60 per month. Admittedly, it's probably about as good as you can get for a home with around 500MB download and about 30+MB upload and my phone is bundled with it. Aside from the speed, it's also been extremely reliable - I deal with maybe 2-3 outages a year tops.

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    My internet service is $75/month for 200Mbps, so I will be taking them up on this offer!! I've got my own router so I'll save $5/mo.
    Their offer is $49.99/mo so my 200Mbps internet will now be free. Which is good for someone living on SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    My internet service (Spectrum) is around $60 per month. Admittedly, it's probably about as good as you can get for a home with around 500MB download and about 30+MB upload and my phone is bundled with it. Aside from the speed, it's also been extremely reliable - I deal with maybe 2-3 outages a year tops.
    Same

 

 

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