AJE is happy to share this internet/telehealth resource with our families!
There is a new federal program to assist families with internet costs—It is called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). Due to the covid19 pandemic, this new federal program has been created to help with internet costs.
What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary Federal Government subsidy program designed to help low-income households connect to the Internet and stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit provides eligible customers of participating broadband providers up to a $50/month ($75/month for Tribal lands) credit toward Internet service and leased Internet equipment for the duration of the program. It will last for as long as the Federal Government funds the program. The amount of the credit depends on the rate for the Internet service that you choose.
If you’re an Internet Essentials customer, you qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit and simply need to enroll in the program. Other qualifying criteria include a household member’s qualification for the Lifeline program (such as Medicaid and SNAP), free and reduced-price school lunch program, or if the household experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020.
Click here for more information. In addition, we also suggest contacting your internet provider to see if you qualify and can apply through their website.