The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide free Internet to qualifying low-income households during the COVID emergency, will begin accepting enrollments on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/.
Schools and libraries will not be applicants or direct beneficiaries in this program, but you may wish to notify eligible families/patrons of this program and encourage them to enroll. The program is open to all low-income households (not just those with school-age children) as well as any family that has a student attending a CEP school.
To assist with getting the word out about this program, see attached document.
EBB subsidies will be up to $50/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an EBB provider. Only one Internet subsidy is eligible per household. Only one connected device subsidy is eligible per household, and the household must contribute between $10-$50 towards the purchase price.
Participating Providers in PA:
A total of 48 Pennsylvania providers have signed up to participate! A full list is available at: https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers#Pennsylvania (note: “Fixed” means home Internet service and “Mobile” means wireless internet services). Soon there will also be a Companies Near Me tool that will assist consumers with finding which companies are offering service in their zip code area.