Hawai‘i Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, so low-income families everywhere, including Hawai‘i, may have affordable Internet access services.

Households may be eligible to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program if:

  • One family member qualifies for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security    Income (SSI), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, or Lifeline    program
  • One family member received benefits under the free and reduced-price school breakfast or lunch program
  • One family member filed for unemployment or PUA or experienced a loss of hours in the last year

A complete list of eligibility details can be accessed from the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program page, on hawaii.gov.

Families that qualify are being encouraged by the Hawai‘i Broadband & Digital Equity Office to apply to receive benefits such as:

  • Monthly discounts of up to $50 towards broadband service or up to $75 for households on Hawaiian Home  Lands
  • A $100 one-time discount to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating Hawai‘i Internet Service    Provider, providing that households contribute $10 toward the purchase price

For Access to other useful resources and additional information about the Program, please visit the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

For information on WiFi Hotspots availability by location, courtesy of Spectrum visit our Hawai‘i Free Wi-Fi Hotspots page.