The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will help families with challenges such as working from home, distance learning, telehealth services, or simply connecting digitally with loved ones.
About the Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
Who is Eligible?
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the low-income criteria, including but not limited to, qualifying for the Lifeline program or free and reduced-price school lunch programs.
View the FAQs for full eligibility list.
You may also be eligible for discounted service through the Federal Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a government benefit program under which eligible low-income customers may qualify for a discount for residential local telephone service OR stand-alone internet at your primary residence.