Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Three ways to apply

Enrollment started May 12th, 2021. Please have all verification documents available with your completed application.

Your family may qualify for a $50 discount each month on broadband internet service.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a new, temporary 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.

Who qualifies for the EBB Program?

Your household qualifies for the program if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program
  • 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

Apply by mail

Apply through TMCI

What internet speeds qualify for the EBB program?

10 MG

Unlimited Data
Light to Moderate Use

3 MG Upload Speed



20 MG

Unlimited Data
Moderate Use

3 MG Upload Speed



30 MG

Unlimited Data
Moderate Use

3 MG Upload Speed



Already a Lifeline Customer?

If you are currently enrolled in the Lifeline program, you do not have to apply again for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. You can apply your Lifeline and Emergency Broadband Benefit to the same or separate services. Talk to your Lifeline provider about the services they may have available as part of Emergency Broadband Benefit, including options to apply the discounts to your existing Lifeline service, or contact another broadband provider participating in the EBB Program to apply the benefit to a separate broadband service.

Where can I find additional information?

The program’s FAQ page on the FCC website is filled with helpful information. Click the button below to access it.