The FCC will be offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) through participating providers for eligible households to receive a monthly discount of up to $50 towards broadband service. EBB also provides for a one-time discount to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers when the customer makes a required contribution toward the purchase price. There are several qualifying criteria, including being eligible for, or already participating in, the Lifeline program. Consumers should be able to apply for the EBB starting at the end of April or early May through or a service provider. EBB will end when the funds are exhausted, or six months after the end of the public health emergency. Learn more at or FCC’s provider list: The EBB Program Support Center can be contacted 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, at (833) 511-0311 or via email at OCC’s Telephone Lifeline Programs in Ohio fact sheet provides Lifeline information.