NEW PROGRAM PAYS TOWARD BROADBAND & DEVICES

Both MLConnect and TDS—local broadband providers—are participating in a new access program offered by the FCC.

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 will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

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.

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

–Has an income that is at or below………….

……………FOR COMPLETE STORY, PLEASE READ 6/2/21 ISSUE………………..

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