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What you need to know about the Emergency Broadband Benefit

By: C Spire on May 15, 2021 11:56:03 AM

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Ready for good news? The new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program from the Federal Communications Commission aims to lower the cost of your high-speed internet.

Beginning May 12, 2021, eligible households can enroll in the program to receive $50/month off their wireless bill for a limited time, making C Spire wireless service virtually free for as long as the program is live.

Get started with the EBB now

What is the benefit?
  • Up to a $50/month discount on your wireless service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal land
  • Limited to one line of service per a household

Who is eligible?

According to the FCC, a household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135 percent 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; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

How do I sign up?

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households can enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off their C Spire wireless service. Click here to get started.

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