FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

May 14, 2021
Missouri Valley College

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a benefit to expand broadband internet access during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many students are eligible to receive this benefit, which provides a monthly discount of up to $50 on internet services through an eligible provider. The benefit also allows for a one-time discount of up to $100 on a laptop, desktop or tablet purchase, given that the provider is participating in the “Offering Connected Devices” section of this initiative.

Students receiving Federal Pell Grants are generally eligible for this benefit. Eligibility is determined by the FCC, not by Missouri Valley College. To determine if you are eligible and to apply for this benefit, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

You can find a national list of participating providers on the FCC’s website. You can click on your State/Territory to narrow the list down to providers in your geographic location: https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers

Students wishing to take advantage of the device discount part of the program should visit our Information Technology Services page to view our updated recommendation for device specifications: https://www.moval.edu/about/offices/information-technology/

Please visit the FCC’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding this program for more information: https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit

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