The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to assist families and households who are unable to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will provide access to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and much more for eligible households.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide eligible households with a monthly discount of up to $50 for broadband service and up to $75 for households on qualifying tribal lands. The EBB is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was established by Congress to replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This investment in broadband affordability will ensure that we can continue to afford the connections we require for work, school, health care, and other purposes for a long time.
During a 60-day transition period, households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of December 31, 2011 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit.
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