Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

Program Summary

EBB subsidies will be up to $50/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an EBB provider.  Only one Internet subsidy is eligible per household.  Only one connected device subsidy is eligible per household, and the household must contribute between $10-$50 towards the purchase price.  

Application Process:

1)      Applicants will first determine if they qualify for EBB benefits: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/.  If the consumer is already receiving federal Lifeline benefits or participating in a vendor’s existing low-income or COVID-relief Internet program, they may not need to apply again for EBB.  The consumer should reach out to their existing Lifeline or low-income Internet provider for direction.

2)      There are 3 ways to apply for EBB benefits beginning May 12, 2021:

— Online at: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/

— Mailing an application

— Contacting a EBB Participating Provider to enroll (using the Companies Near Me tool)