Receive $50 discount per month off internet bill through the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program provides a discount of up to $50 per month off the internet bill for qualifying households. For those families participating in the ABC program, which expires on June 30, this provides an option for them to continue to receive internet services. An infographic is available that summarizes these key components. The portal for applications opened on May 12. Individuals who are interested in enrolling in this benefit will need to contact a broadband service provider, apply online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org, or complete a mail-in application, which can be requested by calling 1-833-511-0311. Instructions on the application process were provided during the webinar and can be shared with families. Also, the FCC has provided an outreach toolkit containing flyers, posters, handouts, fact sheets, and more in multiple languages. For families who enrolled in the ABC for Students Program last fall, the program's call line is available at 1-888-212-4998 to provide resources and help guide families through the process of transferring their internet service to the EBB Program.