Internet Connectivity for families who qualify
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
- Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
- Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).
Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the EBB Program with a participating provider that offers connected devices (not all service providers offer device discounts). The service provider will provide a discount for the consumer.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
The ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands.
- A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Based on your household income
- If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs
Discounted Cell Phone Service
The city of Seattle has a web page that lists options for low income families to access low cost cell phone service.
More about this program at: https://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/free-and-discounted-devices/discount-smart-phones