Broadband Benefit Begins Next Week

Beginning May 12, Kansans can apply for the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households, and up to $75 per month for households on 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 $10-$50 toward the purchase price.

There are numerous ways to qualify, including any person in a household receiving free or reduced-price school meals, anyone receiving a Federal Pell Grant this year, or anyone qualifying for the Lifeline Program.

More information on other ways to qualify, finding participating providers, and application information can be found at