What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit program?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic . For an informatin pack in you prefererd language please chose one of the following,
Benefits in brief
Up to $50 a month discount for broadband service
Up to $75 a month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
A one time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, deskotp compute or tablet purchased through a participating provider
Do I qualify?
Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household;
1. Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
2. Received approval for 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; or
3. Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 with a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
4. Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
5. Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year.
How to apply.
Lokket has a dedicated team ready to assist you with you application process and any quesitons you have. Our experts can guide you through the process over the phone or in person at a time that is suiteable for you.