The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Here are some updates:
- Starting on Wednesday May 12, eligible households were able to enroll in the EBB program to receive discounted broadband service — $50/month off, and $75 off on tribal lands. Residents can determine eligibility and apply at GetEmergencyBroadband.org, or through an approved provider.
- EBB communication toolkit materials are now available for download. The toolkit is a collection of social media, printables, and other content to assist libraries and school districts with raising program awareness in their communities.
- The webinar, “Collaborating with Partners for Broadband Expansion,” is now posted. In it, innovators from around the state share examples of how they have leveraged resources within their community to collaboratively solve the broadband access problem.
- Anne created Canva images that libraries can use on social media and websites, with links to details on the FCC website on eligibility. Anne can also help libraries add these items to library websites.