The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Already qualifies for the Lifeline program;
  • Receives benefits from one of the following federal assistance programs: Medicaid, SNAP, Supplemental SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers

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In order to apply and determine your eligibility for the temporary monthly discount on your broadband service, please complete the following questions and then press the submit button.

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I agree to all of the following conditions in order to apply for the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program discount:

I acknowledge that by checking this box and the checkboxes below I understand that I agree with and initial each item listed.

For my household, I affirm and understand that the EBB Program is a temporary federal government subsidy that reduces my broadband internet access service bill and at the conclusion of the program, my household will be subject to the provider's undiscounted general rates, terms and conditions if my household continues to subscribe to the service.

I (or my dependent or other person in my household) currently get benefits from the government program(s) listed on this form, experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 or my annual income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines.

I agree that if I move I will give my service provider my new address within 30 days.

I understand that I have to tell my service provider within 30 days if I do not qualify for EBB program anymore, including:

  1. I, or the other person in my household that qualifies, do not qualify through a government program, substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, or income anymore.
  2. Either I or someone in my household gets more than one EBB program benefit.

I know that my household can only get one EBB Program benefit and, to the best of my knowledge, my household is not getting more than one EBB Program benefit. I understand that I can only receive one connected device (desktop, laptop, or tablet) through the EBB program, even if I switch EBB providers.

I agree that all of the information I provide on this form may be collected, used, shared, and retained for the purpose of applying for and/or receiving the EBB program benefit. I understand that if this information is not provided to the Program Administrator, I will not be able to get a EBB Program benefits. If the law of my state or Tribal government require it, I agree that the state or Tribal government may share information about my benefits for a qualifying program with the EBB Program Administrator. The information shared by the state or Tribal government will be used only to help find out if I can get an EBB program benefit.

All the answers and agreements that I provided on this form are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

I know that willingly giving false or fraudulent information to get EBB Program benefits is punishable by law and can result in fines, jail time, de-enrollment, or being barred from the program.

I was truthful about whether or not I am a resident of Tribal lands, as defined in this form.

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