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What is the EBB?

•The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides support for broadband services and certain devices to help low-income households stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

•Through this program Bluesky will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households.

•The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

How can we qualify?

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

01

Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as ASNAP or the FCC’s Lifeline program;

02

Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

03

Experienced a substantial loss of income through 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.

Does my family qualify?

Only one person per household can qualify for the Lifeline Program. The definition of a “household” is anyone living at an address (including children, relatives, people not related to you, etc.) who share income(s) and household expenses.

Income Qualification
  • Low-income
  • Receive Federal Pell Grant
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020.