Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
On February 25, 2021, the FCC unanimously adopted a Report and Order that established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program), a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Before you apply, it is important to understand that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a “temporary” program. 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. If a household chooses to continue receiving service after the end of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, they will be billed the broadband provider’s general monthly rate.
Eligible Households can receive:
- Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
- Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.
- No minimum speed required to receive the discount.