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CETF Emergency Broadband Benefit: Up to $50 a month discount on Internet service

NAAC works with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to increase broadband adoption among low- to middle-income underserved residents in California.

In partnership with broadband service providers, NAAC has established Hope booths in supermarkets to ensure that eligible families are aware of the program.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

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

Partner

CETF

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Program Partner

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Check if You Qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit

See if your household fits into any eligible categories. 

Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit

Choose how you want to apply and submit all necessary documents

Find a Broadband Provider Near You

Use the search tool in the application to find a company that offers EBB discounts. 

Make a Choice Before EBB Ends

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will notify you about 30 days before EBB ends. You must choose a plan or the ISP will disconnect your service at the end of the 30 days. 

Meet with your financial counselor.

Follow the process outlined in the registration packet and talk to one of our counselors.

Find affordable internet near you.
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Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for this program if your home meets one of the following criteria

Participant in FCC Lifeline; Participant in an existing affordable Home Internet off

Child enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

CalFresh (food stamp) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Medi-Cal or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Student with a Pell Grant

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— FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel on the Emergency Broadband Benefit
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