Eligible residents could get discounts on their internet service

Published: May. 13, 2021 at 11:05 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 10:30 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Need help staying digitally connected? Well, there’s a new program that you should know about.

According to the City of Laredo, the Federal Communications Commission or FCC has launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

People who qualify can get a temporary discount with internet service providers like Spectrum.

The program is being run by Universal Service Administrative Company and they say qualified households can get up to a $50 discount a month on broadband service, or a one time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, and desktop.

However, only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

The application is available here but if you need immediate assistance, you can call 833-511-0311.

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