The EBB Program is a Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) program that provides a broadband and/or device benefit for qualifying low- income consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you qualify, your household can receive a monthly Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) benefit of up to $50 to cover the cost of your internet service (up to $75 on qualifying Tribal lands). Through the program, your service provider may also offer a one-time internet connected device benefit of up to $100 for a computer, tablet, or laptop with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50.
A household is a group of people who live together and share income and expenses (even if they are not related to each other).
This program is temporary and will expire when the fund runs out of money or six months after the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Your household cannot get the EBB Program benefit from more than one service provider. You are only allowed to get one EBB Program benefit per household, not per person. If more than one person in your household participates in the EBB Program, you are breaking the FCC’s rules and will lose your benefit.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is separate from the FCC’s Lifeline Program. If your household qualifies for both programs, you can apply for and receive both benefits.
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