Emergency Broadband Benefit

Whidbey Telecom has been approved by the FCC as a provider for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help lower the cost of high speed internet.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will help  families with challenges such as working from home, distance learning, telehealth services, or simply connecting digitally with loved ones.

FAQs: Emergency Broadband Benefit
APPLICATION

The EBB will be open to applicants on May 12, 2021. Click the link below to apply.

FCC Application

About the Program

Benefits

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.

Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the low-income criteria, including but not limited to, qualifying for the Lifeline program or free and reduced-price school lunch programs.

View the FAQs for the full eligibility list.

Lifeline

You may also be eligible for discounted service through the Federal Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a government benefit program under which eligible low-income customers may qualify for a discount for residential local telephone service OR stand-alone internet at your primary residence.

Click here to learn more.