The FCC has explained that the temporary EBB program will end when funds run out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.
To qualify for this discount program, your household must fulfill one of the below requirements:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline
- Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year
- 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 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program is a government program that reduces qualifying consumers’ broadband Internet access service bill. Households will be subject to ALLO’s undiscounted rates and general terms and conditions at the end of the program if they continue to receive service. Households may obtain broadband service supported by the EBB from any participating provider of their choosing. Households may transfer their EBB benefit to another provider at any time.