FCC Funding

Beginning May 12, 2021, Eligible Households Can Sign Up for Emergency Broadband Benefit

You may be eligible to receive up to $50 off your monthly broadband bill through the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). Please visit https://getemergencybroadband.org/ to find out if your household qualifies, and to sign up.  Visit the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the program.  A full list of participating New York internet service providers is available here.  

Broadband Data Collection Consumer Information Survey

You may be interested in participating in a consumer survey for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will improve the national Fixed Broadband Deployment Map. The FCC survey enables consumers to report actual on-the-ground broadband availability and experience, which may help direct future broadband investment. All New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in the survey, even if your household already subscribes to a high-speed internet service. For more information and to participate, please visit the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection Consumer Information survey website.

What is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)?  Will I receive broadband service through RDOF?

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program designed to close the digital divide in the United States by providing grant investment to eligible internet service providers for the construction of rural broadband networks.  To learn if your location was  awarded RDOF funding, you may query your address here: RDOF Phase 1 Results Map. More information on RDOF, including required timelines to extend service, is available on the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund website.

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