Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Coming Soon!
Gibson Connect is participating with the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program which is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will help families with challenges such as working from home, distance learning, telehealth services, or simply connecting digitally with loved ones. This program provides a temporary monthly discount on internet service for qualifying households.
The launch date has not been communicated yet, but it should happen soon. We'll let you know more as we get updates. Just call 731-562-6000 and we'll be happy to answer your questions and once the program launches, help you get registered for the EBB Program.
What are the benefits?
- Discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households;
- One-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
Are you eligible?
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Qualifies for the Lifeline program;
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
To determine if you qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, go to www.getemergencybroadband.org.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a temporary program that expires when funds are depleted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency (whichever comes first).