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.

To qualify, you must be eligible for the lifeline program.

To qualify for the lifeline program, consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in certain federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, or certain Tribal Programs. In addition, you can also qualify by meeting one of the following criteria: Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year; Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; Received a Federal Pell Grant in 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 to us and we will begin the process of enrollment to the EBB.

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

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