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.
FCC Report: Expanding Call Blocking Availability
A new FCC report on call blocking finds that many voice service providers and third-party analytics companies are improving their call blocking and labeling services and use new data to better detect robocalls. Learn how call blocking tools and resources can stop illegal and unwanted calls from reaching your phone.
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.