EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
$50 OFF INTERNET SERVICE
What is the Emergency Broadband Program (EBB)?
- The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) established an Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund of $3.2 billion in the Treasury of the United States for the fiscal year 2021, to remain available until expended. The EBB Program allows eligible low-income households to receive a discount off the cost of broadband service during the period related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Eligible consumers can receive a $50 discount per month for broadband services.
- The EBB program is temporary and expires when funds are exhausted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is first.
Who is eligible?
- Current Lifeline consumers qualifying through Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit.
- Has household income at or below 135% of federal poverty level.
- Dependent approved to participate in the free & reduced-price lunch school program or school breakfast program during 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year.
- Received a federal Pell grant in the current award year.
- Experienced substantial documented loss of income through loss of job or furlough since 2/29/2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.
How to apply?
- Option 1 – Apply with MT Networks in person at our offices. We are open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
- Option 2 – Apply online at www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org. Once approved, contact MT Networks at 620-437-2356 to enroll your account in the EBB program.
- Option 3 – Apply by mail.