How the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Will Help Reduce Consumer Spend on Monthly Cable & Internet Bills

As many people worked from home over the past year, they needed to adjust the amount spent on Cable & Internet to meet their increased usage needs. doxoINSIGHTS’ recently released U.S. Cable & Internet Market Size and Household Spending Report is particularly timely given the recent launch of the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program, which will provide a subsidy of up to $50 per month for Internet service for those who qualify. Given that the average household in the U.S. spends $116 per month on Cable & Internet, this benefit could cut consumers’ monthly bill nearly in half, saving them up to 43% per month and upwards of $600 per year. Below we break down the savings the benefit will produce at the national, state and metro level.

How the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Will Help Reduce Consumer Spend on Monthly Cable & Internet Bills at the National Level:

Average Household Spend per Month on Cable/InternetAdjusted Average Spend With $50 Emergency Broadband BenefitPercentage Saved Per Month with $50 Emergency Broadband Benefit
$116$6643%

How the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Will Help Reduce Consumer Spend on Monthly Cable & Internet Bills at the State Level:

StateAverage Household Spend per Month on Cable/InternetAdjusted Average Spend With $50 Emergency Broadband BenefitPercentage Saved Per Month with Emergency Broadband Benefit
Alabama$114$6444%
Alaska$148$9834%
Arizona$104$5448%
Arkansas$107$5747%
California$118$6842%
Colorado$107$5747%
Connecticut$127$7739%
Delaware$120$7042%
Florida$115$6543%
Georgia$111$6145%
Hawaii$115$6543%
Idaho$93$4354%
Illinois$114$6444%
Indiana$114$6444%
Iowa$108$5846%
Kansas$111$6145%
Kentucky$107$5747%
Louisiana$121$7141%
Maine$128$7839%
Maryland$118$6842%
Massachusetts$126$7640%
Michigan$114$6444%
Minnesota$109$5946%
Mississippi$123$7341%
Missouri$113$6344%
Montana$104$5448%
Nebraska$99$4951%
Nevada$110$6046%
New Hampshire$147$9734%
New Jersey$130$8038%
New Mexico$97$4752%
New York$132$8238%
North Carolina$113$6344%
North Dakota$99$4950%
Ohio$120$7042%
Oklahoma$107$5747%
Oregon$114$6444%
Pennsylvania$106$5647%
Rhode Island$121$7141%
South Carolina$120$7042%
South Dakota$92$4254%
Tennessee$122$7241%
Texas$115$6544%
Utah$98$4851%
Vermont$141$9136%
Virginia$119$6942%
Washington$112$6245%
West Virginia$122$7241%
Wisconsin$118$6843%
Wyoming$122$7241%

How the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Will Help Reduce Consumer Spend on Monthly Cable & Internet Bills at the Top 25 Metro Area Level:

Metro AreaAverage Household Spend per Month on Cable/InternetAdjusted Average Spend With $50 Emergency Broadband BenefitPercentage Saved Per Month with Emergency Broadband Benefit
Atlanta$112$6245%
Boston$129$7939%
Charlotte$111$6145%
Chicago$114$6444%
Cleveland$118$6843%
Columbus$114$6444%
Dallas$118$6842%
Denver$108$5846%
Detroit$113$6344%
Houston$112$6245%
Kansas City$121$7141%
Los Angeles$123$7341%
Miami$101$5150%
Minneapolis$101$5149%
New York$133$8338%
Orlando$117$6743%
Philadelphia$106$5647%
Pittsburgh$112$6245%
Portland$113$6344%
Sacramento$110$6046%
Salt Lake City$98$4851%
San Francisco$113$6344%
Seattle$116$6643%
St. Louis$125$7540%
Washington DC$114$6444%

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