May 13, 2021

Manchin: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Applications Open To Expand Access For West Virginians

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program application can be found here

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible West Virginians can apply to offset the cost of receiving broadband access at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and can receive $50 off their monthly internet bill and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers.

“Expanding broadband access to all West Virginians continues to be a top priority for me, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that has shone a light on the necessity of broadband access in the 21st century. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will help West Virginians get connected during the pandemic so they can complete their homework, apply for jobs, and attend telehealth appointments. I encourage every eligible West Virginian to apply for the program and my office will assist anyone who has questions about applying.”

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program application can be found here.

Background on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program can be found here.

A timeline of Senator Manchin’s work to expand broadband access can be found here.