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The Emergency Broadband Benefit program helps you pay for Internet

May 17, 2021
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a new program designed to help you pay for Internet service and equipment during COVID-19. This is a temporary program offered by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Eligible households receive:

  1. Up to $50 per month on your Internet service and equipment
  2. A one-time discount of up to $100 to buy a computer or tablet

All Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) members are eligible for the program based on their MassHealth status. For more rules around eligibility, visit:

If you already have an Internet provider who participates in the program, they can also help you apply. Click here1 to see if they participate in the program.

If you don’t already have an Internet provider who participates in the program, once your application is approved, you can sign up for service with a participating provider using your new discount. Click here1 to find a provider.

The program will end when the funds run out of money, or six months after the U.S. ends the COVID-19 health emergency. Your Internet provider should notify you when the program is scheduled to end.

Need help applying?

CCA members can call 866-610-2273 (TTY 711).

Or call 833-511-0311 to reach the Emergency Broadband Support Center.

Watch this video to learn more about the program

1 When you click this link, you will leave the Commonwealth Care Alliance website.

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