This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information. This page was last updated on February 21, 2021.
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (COVID relief law), provided the FCC with $3.2 billion to create a new program to help U.S. households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP)
The EBBP will provide a monthly discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service and a one-time device discount of up to $100 for eligible consumers. Consumers who live on qualifying Tribal lands can receive enhanced support of up to $75 per month for broadband services. For more information, click here.
Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers and up to $34.25 for those living on Tribal/Native lands. For more information, click here.
Illinois Office of Broadband
The Office of Broadband serves as a one-stop shop for all things broadband. From infrastructure to utilization, public funding to private deployment, the office strives to be a useful resource to individual consumers, local communities, various state agencies, and broadband providers alike. For more information, click here.