The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM?

This is a national FCC program to help households pay for internet service during the pandemic.

  1. The program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households.
  2. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
  3. This is a temporary benefit.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM?

If you currently qualify for the Lifeline Program, you qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. If not, household eligibility requirements are:

  1. 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;
  2. Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  3. Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020.
  4. Meets the eligibility criteria if your income is the same or less than the amount listed for your household size.
  • 1 – $17,226
  • 2 – $23,274
  • 3 – $29,322
  • 4 – $35,370
  • 5 – $41,418
  • 6 – $47,466
  • 7 – $53,514
  • 8 – $59,562

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP FOR THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM?

The program officially starts May 12th. You can apply at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or in person at our office.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our customer service team at 573-775-2111