Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

Hi folks,

Delaware’s US Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester will have a town hall meeting with FCC acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on August 2nd about the EBB.
The EBB is a benefit that provides funds for monthly broadband fees and for a one time equipment purchase.  The eligibility is quite liberal.  You or someone you know may qualify.  I am asking you to register and attend as well as help spread the news with friends and social media.  This is a Delaware based event but the EBB is a national program.
Lets support the Representative as she is supporting our effort in the upcoming Infrastructure Bill. Below is  the link and more information.
In unity
Thomas Cox
CWA Broadband Advocate
302-897-4225
How to attend:
This event will be held by Zoom, phone, and Facebook Live.
 
Attend by Zoom
Register in advance for this webinar:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Attend by phone
(669) 254-5252
Webinar ID: 161 323 3980 
Passcode: 891269
 
International numbers available: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/u/ab7guEDRGz
 
About EBB:
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) was authorized by Congress in December 2021. EBB subsidizes low-income households' internet service by $50/month, or by $75/month for households living on Tribal lands. EBB recipient households may also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. The subsidy is temporary but remains available until funding is depleted or 6 months after the Secretary of Health and Human Services terminates the determination that a COVID-19 public health emergency exists.
 
A household is eligible for EBB by meeting one of the below criteria:
·         Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
·         Participants in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
·         Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
·         Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
·         Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
·         Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.