WHAT IS THE EBB PROGRAM AND HOW WILL IT HELP?
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) EBB Program is a temporary federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. If you have students whose families are struggling to afford their monthly internet service, this program may be able to help.
HOW LONG WILL THE EBB PROGRAM LAST?
The EBB Program is temporary unless Congress chooses to further extend the program. The EBB Program was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will end once the program funds are exhausted or 6 months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the pandemic, whichever comes first. Providers must give participants at least 30 days’ notice before the termination of the EBB Program so that participating households have time to decide whether to “opt-in” to continuing service.