The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

 

On February 25th, the FCC unanimously adopted a Report and Order that established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed Internet for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

What Is the Benefit?

Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;

Up to $75/month discount for broadband services for households on Tribal lands

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount.

The EBB program provides a monthly discount of $50 per month, $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. A household member is eligible if a member of the household meets ONE of the following criteria: If you or a member of your household has experienced a substantial loss of income as a result of the pandemic OR if a household member has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and participates in certain assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline, OR you received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.

If you are a current customer and interested in the program, please click here to apply for the EBB program. After qualification please screenshot or email your confirmation number, your qualifying address, your phone number, and the last four of your SSN to us and we will begin the process of enrollment to the EBB.  Please send us the exact information that you used to qualify with or there will potentially be delays in enrolling you into the program.

If you are not a current customer and thinking of switching your service and are currently utilizing the EBB program with your provider, you can transfer your discount when you transfer your service. Or, if you don’t have a provider and would like to sign up for our service, you can apply for the EBB program when you become a customer.

To see if you qualify for the Lifeline program or the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit https://www.checklifeline.org/lifeline/?id=nv_flow&ebbp=true

For more information about The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, visit https://getemergencybroadband.org

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