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.
- 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.