EBB Program


What is the Emergency Broadband Program (EBB)?

  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) established an Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund of $3.2 billion in the Treasury of the United States for the fiscal year 2021, to remain available until expended. The EBB Program allows eligible low-income households to receive a discount off the cost of broadband service during the period related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Eligible consumers can receive a $50 discount  per month for broadband services.
  • The EBB program is temporary and expires when funds are exhausted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is first.
  • https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit


Who is eligible?

  • Current Lifeline consumers qualifying through Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit.
  • Has household income at or below 135% of federal poverty level.
  • Dependent approved to participate in the free & reduced-price lunch school program or school breakfast program during 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year.
  • Received a federal Pell grant in the current award year.
  • Experienced substantial documented loss of income through loss of job or furlough since 2/29/2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.


How to apply?

  • Option 1 – Apply with MT Networks in person at our offices. We are open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Option 2 – Apply online at www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org. Once approved, contact MT Networks at 620-437-2356  to enroll your account in the EBB program.
  • Option 3 – Apply by mail.