Resources for Households

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A new temporary program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is designed to help families that might not be able to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a program that will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more.

How does it work? The EBB will provide a discount of up to $50 per month for 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 if they contribute between $10-50 toward the purchase price.

To see if you’re eligible (and to apply), visit

Do you need help applying? Call (316) 261-8500 and ask for a Book-A-Librarian session. You can also visit any Wichita Public Library location with public computers, printing and scanning services to complete your application.

For program support, email or call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at (833) 511-0311.

Learn more about the program at

Some resources require a Wichita Public Library card.

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