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 qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Any household with a K-12 student approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program (including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year); is eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Using our K-12 Bridge to Broadband program, states and school districts can identify unconnected students, then use our tailored outreach resources to help their household connected.
A household is also eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
There are three ways to apply:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Note that existing Lifeline subscribers are automatically eligible for the EBB Program. However, your provider cannot enroll you in the EBB Program without your consent. You must opt-in with your existing provider or request enrollment in the EBB program with a participating broadband provider and choose an eligible service plan. You can choose to receive the benefit from your current Lifeline service provider or another participating provider.
Existing Lifeline Subscribers