Getting Prepared for the Federal Communications Commission
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

The EBB program lowers the cost of high-speed internet service to ensure people have the connectivity they need during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. By the end of April, $3.2 billion in funding will be available to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer or tablet.

How You Can Help
  • Share information about the EBB program with patients. 
  • FCC’s EBB webpage (note that the content is available in several languages)
  • Fact sheet
  • Provide access to the internet at your health center and basic technical support so that patients can complete the application.

We encourage you to develop your plan now to support patients to apply promptly after the application period is announced; funds are expected to go quickly.

Direct your questions about the EBB program and how you can support health center patients with enrollment to your regional Telehealth Resource Center.