Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

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The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or table purchased through a participating provider.

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss of furlough since February 29, 2020; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

  • Go to  www.internetforallnow.org/applytoday  or call 866-696-8748 to apply.
  • Choose how you want to apply and submit all necessary documents.
  • Find a broadband provider near you.
  • Use the search tool in the application to find a company that offers EBB discounts.
  • Make a choice before EBB ends.
  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will notify you about 30 days before EBB ends. You must choose a plan or the ISP will disconnect your service at the end of the 30 days.

For more information, please download the EBB flyer