Breaking News: If you are not enrolled in EBB, it is important to sign up by December 31, 2021 to take advantage of the maximum $50 discount for two extra months before it drops to $30 for those enrolling as of January 2022. ENROLL BEFORE DEC 31, 2021
Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a benefit for low-income consumers that will show up as a discount on your bill for High-Speed Home Internet. The U.S. Congress and President established this benefit in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are enrolled in EBB by December 31 you will get the maximum $50 discount for two extra months before it drops to $30 by March 2022. ENROLL BEFORE DEC 31, 2021
If you wait until January 2022 to sign up, you will be eligible for the $30 maximum benefit.
Broadband is the technical term for access to the Internet. Both words are used and both mean access to the Internet.
Eligible Consumers Can Receive
- Up to $50 per month on Home Internet service
- Up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal Lands
- One-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or a tablet (offered in California by human-I-T when buying their broadband service)
Steps To Receive Your Benefit
Check If You Qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit
See if your household fits into any eligible categories below
Important: You can keep your Lifeline benefit for a mobile phone and get the EBB for a discount on your home Internet service.
Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (see link below)
Choose how you want to apply and submit all necessary documents
Find a Broadband Provider Near You
Customers without Internet
Call us 866-696-8748 to help you compare your options.
Customers with Internet
Check with your provider to see what offers are available with EBB.
Customers Who Want to Change Internet Providers
Use the search tool to find a company that offers Emergency Broadband Benefit discounts.
Make A Choice Before EBB Ends
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will notify you about 30 days before EBB ends. This means EBB will NOT be applied to your next bill. You will need to choose to (1) continue with your existing service at market rate or (2) switch to the affordable Home Internet plan. If you do not make a choice the ISP will disconnect service at the end of the billing period. You can choose any company. ISPs cannot require a waiting period before changing your service when you are in the EBB Program. Make your choice before EBB ends.