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 Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel gives an overview of the program.
Veterans Benefits Scams
Former service members who receive calls or recorded messages claiming to be from "veterans services" should have their guard up. Many have been the target of fraudulent calls from companies that purport to be affiliated with the VA or its home loan servicer.
Open Enrollment Scams
Many employers, including the federal goverment, offer healthcare insurance open enrollment periods at this time of year. If you're evaluating your options for 2022, watch out for scammers targeting your money and personal information. The FCC has tips and resources to help you avoid these scams.