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By Heidk Kolbeck-Urlacher
Senior policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Broadband assistance available for low-income households


January 27, 2022

Nebraska ranks 40th in the nation for enrollment in a federal initiative providing low-income households a monthly discount on their internet bill.

According to a report released by Broadband Now in December, only 11% of households that qualify for the broadband benefit launched last year are enrolled.

The Affordable Connectivity Program, formerly the Emergency Broadband Benefit, is a valuable tool in making broadband more affordable to all households. The program provides a monthly discount of $30 to qualifying households and $75 to households on qualifying tribal lands. Additionally, elig...

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