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What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
• Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
•  A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

The FCC has announced that consumers could begin applying for and enrolling in the EBB Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

Is my household eligible?
Click here  to confirm whether your household is eligible. 
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets any of the following criteria:
• Qualifies for the Lifeline program; or
• 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; or
• Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
• Experienced a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

How do I Enroll?
There are three ways eligible households can enroll:
1. Directly with a local participating provider.
The FCC maintains a list of participating providers, sorted by state and territory. Providers in our area include Comcast/Xfinity, Century Link, and several mobile providers.
2. Enroll online here.
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) administers the program with oversight from the FCC.
3. Submit a paper application.
Download the application from here, fill out the application, and mail it – along with supporting documentation – to USAC.
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