Do You Need Help with Your Cable Bill?
On Wednesday, May 12, the FCC opened its Emergency Broadband Benefit to households nationwide. It is a program to assist families and households with affording Internet services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Information Technology shares this information with employees to help spread the word to as many qualifying New Mexicans as possible. Please pass along this information to friends, family, and neighbors. Eligible households will receive a discount of up to $50 per month for broadband service from participating providers and up to $75 per month for homes on qualifying Tribal land. The FCC program also provides a discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating. You can find a list of participating providers in New Mexico on the FCC website. A household is eligible if they meet one of six required criteria. For more information on the requirements, the participating providers, and details on the three ways to apply visit, https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit