The Maryland Emergency Broadband Benefit (“MEBB”) program provides a subsidy up to $15/month as a discount on internet service costs to low-income households. This subsidy is in addition to the $30 per month provided by the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”), allowing eligible consumers to obtain a total benefit of up to $45 discount each month. It enables households to not need to choose between having broadband at home or purchasing other essentials.
Households must be enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) administered by the Federal Communications Commission to receive this benefit. Eligible households enrolled with internet providers registered for the ACP and MEBB may reduce their monthly internet costs by up to $45.
Internet Service Providers accepting the ACP subsidy have partnered with Maryland to also accept the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Consumers should speak directly with their internet service providers for participation.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:
For more information or assistance with enrollment please contact Ms. Capel: Phone 410-313-6066 or Email Andrea_Capel@hcpss.org