The FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new temporary benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
The EBB Consumer FAQ provides answers questions about eligibility requirements, how to apply, where to find participating providers in your state, information about discounted connected devices, and more.
EBB: What It Is & How It Works
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel gives an overview of the program.
Grandparents love talking about grandkids, but be careful you don’t share TMI on social media. Phone scammers use info they gather to impersonate grandchildren in crisis who need cash now. Learn how to detect and avoid this scam targeting older Americans.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States, scammers are using text-message campaigns and robocalls to prey on virus-related fears. The FCC has tips and resources to help consumers avoid attempts to steal money and personal info.
Businesses Can Avoid Having Legitimate Calls Blocked
Phone companies and their partner service providers look for suspicious calling patterns to proactively block unwanted and illegal calls. The FCC shares best practices to help legitimate businesses avoid having their calls blocked or labeled as spam by mistake: Call Blocking Tools and Resources