EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM COMING SOON
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the application window for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) will open soon. The EBB Program was created to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The benefit will provide up to $50 per month for broadband service for eligible households, up to $75 per month for households on tribal lands, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a single laptop, desktop computer or tablet. Eligibility criteria includes one or more members of a household:
- Qualifies for the FCC's existing Lifeline program
- Receives benefits under a free and reduced-price school lunch program or school breakfast program
- Lost employment or experienced a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020
- Is a student who receives a Federal Pell Grant
- Meets the eligibility criteria for your participating internet provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program