Get a discount of up to $50 on your monthly internet bill with the Emergency Broadband Benefit program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a new federal program offering up to a $50 monthly discount ($75 for those living on tribal lands) on internet bills for eligible families. The EBB also offers a one-time discount of up to $100 on devices, like tablets or laptops, when purchased from a participating provider. Funding for the EBB is limited, and the program will provide monthly discounts while funding lasts. 


Who Qualifies for the EBB Monthly Discount?


There are many ways households can qualify for the EBB monthly discount regardless of citizenship status. Households qualify for the EBB if: 

  • Households already participate in Lifeline or an existing discount internet program, like Internet Essentials 
  • Households qualify for:
    • Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI)
    • Medicaid
    • Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefits
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Free and Reduced School Lunch Program
    • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR)
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal Head Start
  • Household’s income is less than 135% of the poverty line
  • Someone in the household is a Pell Grant Recipient
  • Household experienced a job or wage loss in 2020


To learn if you qualify and to apply to the EBB program, click here.

Do You Qualify?


To learn if you qualify and to apply to the EBB program, click here.