Ohio Hi-Point strives to provide resources and information for families to help in their student's educational journey. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The benefit provides: 

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services; 
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and 
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. 

To be eligible, one or more family members must: 

  • Have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs; 
  • Receives benefits under the Free and Reduced-Price school lunch program; 
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; 
  • Had a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020; or
  • Meets the  eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program. 

To apply, go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to submit an application and find participating providers.

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