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Thanks! Was going to start a thread on this now.
I have a full writeup in my signature link but here are some details:

The program provides:
-up to $50 per month towards broadband service
-a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet (applicants must contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price)
This program stacks with the FCC’s existing Lifeline Program, so you can receive both Lifeline and the Emergency Broadband Benefit on the same service.

The program will end once funds have been exhausted, or 6 months after the Department of Health and Human Services lifts the Covid emergency- whichever comes first. Your provider will notify you when your benefit is scheduled to end.


At least one household member must be enrolled in one of the following programs for the household to qualify:
-Lifeline program
-Free and reduced-price school lunch program (students who were enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year but are currently homeschooled are also eligible)
-Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
-Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 (additionally, total household income must be below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers for the 2020 tax year)
-If your broadband provider is currently running a low-income or covid program that is income based and you qualify, you can qualify for this as well

The Emergency Broadband Benefit application opened on May 12, 2021. There are 3 ways one can apply for this program:
-Through your broadband provider
-Online via the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program website (https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/#)
-By calling 833-511-0311 and mailing in the necessary documents
If you are rejected AA (apply again ;) )
« Last edited by Joel on June 04, 2021, 04:08:46 PM »

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #140 on: November 22, 2021, 08:21:11 PM »
1 - Can someone already receiving $50 off their home phone/internet Optimum bill also get $50 toward a cell phone plan?
2 - Is this program limited to 1 per person or 1 per household?
Thanks.
1 per household

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #141 on: November 22, 2021, 08:50:30 PM »
The EBB program is being revamped as permanent, as part of the new infrastructure bill. Will have slightly different rules and amounts.

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #142 on: November 22, 2021, 08:55:19 PM »
The EBB program is being revamped as permanent, as part of the new infrastructure bill. Will have slightly different rules and amounts.
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The maximum monthly benefit will change from $50 per month to $30 per month for households not located on qualifying Tribal lands. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Households have new ways to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Households that qualified for the Emergency Broadband Benefit due to a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or by meeting the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's COVID-19 program will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #143 on: November 23, 2021, 03:50:26 AM »
The EBB program is being revamped as permanent, as part of the new infrastructure bill. Will have slightly different rules and amounts.
I'm guessing this means also able to switch which service it's on
(if initially set up with optimum/internet, can now switch to verizon/cell phone etc.)

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #144 on: November 24, 2021, 09:36:52 AM »
if only i can actually get on!

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #145 on: November 24, 2021, 09:59:02 AM »
I'm guessing this means also able to switch which service it's on
(if initially set up with optimum/internet, can now switch to verizon/cell phone etc.)
You can always switch the benefit between providers.