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Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program that provides discounts of up to $50 a month for internet service at home. Participants also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a device (purchased through a participating provider).  A household can qualify if at least one member: 

●      Participates in a federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid; Newsletter_Graphic_English

●      Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school meal program;

●      Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or

●      Lost a job or experienced a substantial loss of income during the pandemic

Additional information and applications are located at or by calling 1-833-511-0311


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Below is a list of resources to assist families with internet connectivity:

Access From AT&T

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) /

All Connect

Broadband Now

Broadband Search

Comcast Internet Essentials



FCC Lifeline

Free and Low-Income Internet Plans for Families, Seniors, and Students

Highspeed Resources

Illinois State Board of Education List of Free Internet Access Resources

Joliet COVID-19 Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

T-Mobile Project 10Million - Free HotSpot Information

"Access to high-speed broadband is no longer a luxury; It is a necessity for American families, businesses, and consumers. Affordable, reliable access to high-speed broadband is critical to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. High-speed broadband enables Americans to use the Internet in new ways, expands access to health services and education, increases the productivity of businesses, and drives innovation throughout the digital ecosystem."

 - Barack Obama