$50 off: Applications accepted for government program to help pay for internet

The federal government is going to help you pay for your internet coverage.

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The application process is open for a program, paid for under the pandemic relief package passed in December, that will help pay the bill for internet coverage for millions of people who can not afford the service, The Associated Press reported.

The Federal Communications Commission, the agency administrating the Emergency Broadband Relief program, said tens of millions of people could be eligible, but they did not say exactly how many and how long the program will last, but it is expected to be several months.

There are eligibility requirements. Click here to find out if you qualify.

If you do, you can receive up to $50 even if you owe the cable or phone company money, the AP reported.

More than 800 providers like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon are taking part in the program.

In addition to the base $50 for many users, people who live in tribal areas can get up to $75 off their bill. There is also a $100 reimbursement for desktop computers, laptops or tablets, the AP reported.

Click here to apply.

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