On Tuesday, April 27 starting at 3:00 p.m. EDT, the FCC will host a public webinar to provide information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB).

EBB is a temporary program that provides a discount of up to $50 per month ($75 on Tribal lands) off a qualifying household’s internet bill. For eligible households, there is the potential for a discount of up to $100 towards the purchase of a tablet, laptop or desktop computer from a participating provider so long as the eligible purchaser contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The webinar will provide consumers and outreach partners with an overview of the EBB program, eligibility information, and enrollment procedures. During the event, the FCC will provide an overview of the outreach tool kit materials that have been developed for partners and the public to use to create awareness about the temporary program.

American Sign Language Interpreters and open captioning will be provided for this livestreamed meeting at www.fcc.gov/live.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice).

Links to Press Release:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2021/04/emergency-broadband-benefit-webinar-consumers-and-outreach-partners  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-371674A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-371674A1.pdf  
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-371674A1.txt

For more information regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit Plan, please contact the FCC at broadbandbenefit@fcc.gov or visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.  For those who use American Sign Language, you may call the FCC Consumer ASL Line at 844-432-2275.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021