Federal Help For Montana Residential Broadband Costs
Hooking up to the web will be less costly for some households. The Federal Communications Commission is accepting applications from eligible households for discounts up to $50 per month for broadband services and up to $75 per month for tribal homes. There's also a one-time $100 discount for purchase of a web-enabled computer, tablet or laptop.
Montana Senator Jon Tester announced the plan this week. His news release detailed who is eligible for the assistance.
Tester said, "Affordable, reliable broadband isn't a luxury in the 21st century - it's a necessity. This pandemic has underscored the urgent need for folks to get and stay connected as families have navigated the challenging realities of working and learning from home. This critical program will allow more Montanans access to broadband services and help close the digital divide, once and for all." He said signup is being done online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org
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