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Monday, October 18, 2021

Voice: 643-ADRC (643-2372)
TTY Line: 643-0889



Federal Program to Pay for Internet Access to Low-Income Households

image of WIFIThe Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month for broadband internet service for eligible households. Hawaiian Home Lands households may apply for an enhanced benefit of up to $75 per month.  This EBB Program funding is temporary; it will expire once federal funds are exhausted.



Hawai‘i households are eligible to apply for the EBB Program, if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the FCC Lifeline program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Received benefits under the free and reduced-price school breakfast or lunch program.
  • Filed for unemployment, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), or experienced a loss of hours in the last year.


The program is limited to one monthly service discount per household. Eligible households may also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating Hawai‘i internet service providers if the household contributes a minimum of $10 towards the purchase price.


For more information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit and how to apply, visit DBEDT - Hawaii Broadband Initiative or Click here to contact an internet service provider for enrollment.




Welcome to the Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers find options for long term supports and services available to them in the State of Hawaii.  The ADRC is a highly visible and trusted source where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers you may pay for yourself, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs.  The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you).


Please click on the island where you need assistance finding help and support.

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