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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

What is the EBB or Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount up to $50 per month towards specific Internet services. It also provides up to a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

MCTV is participating in this program and eligible households can receive up to a $50 credit toward Internet services including 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps or 100 Mbps Internet, and Whole-Home WiFi. Please note that MCTV is not participating in the one-time discount on laptop, tablets, or desktop computers.

For more information, visit: www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org

Who is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets any of the following:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty.
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, including SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits.
  • Receives benefits under the federal free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, for the 2020-21 or 2019-20 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 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.  

How to sign up?

    1. Go online to www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org to enroll in this FCC program and receive confirmation that you are eligible. If online access is not available, the FCC address to request/submit forms is Emergency Broadband Support Center, PO Box 7081, London, KY 40742.
    2. Once you receive confirmation from the FCC that you are eligible, contact MCTV to enroll at 330-833-4134 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

    Click to see a list of available packages and rates in your area. Once you enroll, you’ll receive a monthly discount of up to $50/month on qualifying Internet plans, including MCTV’s Whole Home WiFi. If the price of the service(s) do not exceed $50, you will not receive the full discount. If the price of the service(s) exceeds $50, you will be responsible for the remaining amount over $50.

     

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