Emergency Broadband Benefit

Helping Households Connect During The Pandemic

Community Provisioned District. All students qualify.

Participating Partner

Important Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Updates

  • Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term, $14 billion program, which will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This investment in broadband affordability will help ensure we can afford the connections we need for work, school, health care and more for a long time. 
  • Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of 12/31/21 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until 3/1/22.
  • The maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households not located on qualifying Tribal lands. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
  • Households have new ways to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Households that qualified for the Emergency Broadband Benefit due to a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or by meeting the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s COVID-19 program will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program. These households will receive additional details about the steps they need to take from the program administrator (USAC) or their broadband provider, in January 2022, and will be given at least 30 days to respond. They will continue to receive their full EBB benefit until March 1, 2022

The Infrastructure Act also provides for a 60-day transition period from the EBB Program to the ACP for households fully enrolled in the EBB Program as of December 31, 2021. Accordingly, the 60-day transition period for the ACP will start on December 31, 2021 and end on March 1, 2022. The ACP will also begin to accept enrollments on December 31, 2021.

Community Provisioned District. All students qualify.

Participating Partner

What is it?

A temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford Internet service during the pandemic.

The benefit provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service at qualifying households
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider

Who is eligible?

  • Has a student attending CCSD and Fiber is available at your address OR has Fiber Internet with CC Communications
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program

Three ways to apply

  • Contact your Preferred Participating Provider Directly.
    Ask your provider if they participate in the EBB, or use our online tool to find a participating company near you.
  • Online.
    Use the online application at GetEmergencyBroadband.org
  • By Mail.
    Print an application in English or Spanish. Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to:

    Emergency Broadband Support Center
    P.O. Box 7081
    London, KY 40742

Enter Your Address

1. Enter your exact street number without the street direction.

2. Enter the FIRST THREE CHARACTERS of your street name.

3. Answer the eligibility questions.

I have a student attending:*
Do you live on Tribal Property?*

For additional information

call 833-511-0311, or visit fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Effective Dec. 31 the FCC will transition the current EBB program to the Affordable Connectivity Program and reduce the discount to $30.00 per month. The $75.00 discount will not change for Tribal Land.