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  • Emergency Broadband Benefit to learn about temporary discounts for households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 16, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that requires internet providers operating in New York State to offer $15/month high-speed internet to low-income families across the state. 

Customers who are income-eligible for any of the following benefits can receive the reduced rate:

  • Free or reduced-price school lunch
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • Medicaid
  • Senior citizen or disability rent increase exemptions (SCRIE or DRIE)
  • An affordability benefit from a utility company

 The State has launched the Affordable Broadband Portal to help New Yorkers find affordable broadband programs in their area.

Learn more about the Affordable Internet Legislation.

Find affordable internet options in New York.

You can also learn more and apply by contacting internet providers directly:

  • RCN
    (800) 746-4726