Tribal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

“Will customers be locked in lengthycontracts after the program stops providing EBB assistance?” Questions asked by Tribal leaders during the June 22, 2021 FCC Tribal listening session on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program is a federally funded program administered through the Federal Communication Commision (FCC) to assist struggling families afford broadband service to their homes. The program provides $50 assistance to qualified families and up to $75 for households located on tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time $100 discount when purchasing any laptop, table, or desktop computer.

According to the FCC, over 2.7 million households have enrolled in the EBB program as of Ju