For California Residents

For California Residents

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a limited-time Government program that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access, Talk/Text and Data bundles and certain connected devices.

 

EBB Program discounts are funded by the US Government’s Coronavirus relief effort in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC).

 

The EBB monthly service and device discounts are non-transferable. Eligible households are limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount.

 

EBB Program benefits may be obtained from any participating provider of your choice, and your monthly service benefit may be transferred to another provider at any time.

 

Participating customers will receive up to 20GB of Data as part of the EBB plan. Once the program ends, you will be notified, and your plan will then be reverted to the standard Lifeline offer. You may also choose to keep this 20GB plan but will be subject to the standard rates applicable at the time of program expiration.

 

This program is subject to FCC approval and you will be notified once it’s available. This is a limited-time offer that is subject to product availability. Only one device discount per household can be applied to participating customers. 

 

EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT OFFERS

  1. EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT

The Emergency Broadband Benefit or EBB Program is a limited-time program that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices. EBB Program discounts are funded by the US Government’s Coronavirus relief effort and administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC). This program is separate from the US Government’s Lifeline program, but your benefits can be combined so you can receive up to 20GB Data, talk & text for FREE every month while the program remains open. Our standard terms and conditions apply.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit monthly service and device discounts are non-transferrable. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount per month and one device discount for every qualifying application. EBB Program benefits may be obtained from any participating provider of your choosing and your monthly service benefit may be transferred to another provider at any time.

Service offer

We will combine your Lifeline and EBB discounts to make the 20GB Data, Talk and Text Plan for FREE. This promotional limited-time EBB service offer includes the standard Lifeline plan of 4.5GB (6.0GB for California residents) , Talk and Text plan with our EBB plan.  The EBB/Lifeline bundle is FREE after application of Lifeline and EBB discounts and company contribution, if applicable. UNLIMITED tethering to your existing Lifeline phone device is included. Up to 4G LTE available.

Device offer

We will make available tablets with webcam, microphone and Wi-Fi capability to EBB-enrolled subscribers for a $14.95 co-pay after applying a $100 device credit. This is a limited-time promotional offer subject to product availability.

To receive this FREE tablet, new and existing customers must activate their service. This can done by qualifying usage on your existing Lifeline smartphone with an active SIM card. Tablet shipments will begin upon FCC approval and EBB Program start date. Qualifying customers will be notified of device shipment.

 

Expiration date

The EBB program will end after the Public Health Emergency no longer exists, or as deemed by the FCC. Once the program is over, your plan will revert to the standard Lifeline offer. You may also choose to keep this EBB plan but will be subject to the standard rates applicable at the time of EBB program expiration. We will notify you when there is a change to the program. Our standard terms and conditions will apply.

 

Eligibility

The EBB program shares the same qualifying eligibility programs as Lifeline – participation in SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Fund, and income at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. For a limited-time determined by the FCC, unemployment may qualify you for Lifeline and the EBB program.. Additional eligibility programs are unique to EBB and do not qualify for Lifeline. These include Pell Grants, Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and Breakfast, as well as reduced wages in certain instances. Program eligibility will be determined for the FCC by Universal Service Administrative Company’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or an alternative verification process approved by the FCC.