The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. The benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands.

A household is eligible if:

  • Your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Your household experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29,
    2020 and your household income in 2020 was the same or less than $99,000 for single filers or $198,000
    for joint filers
  • You participate in any ONE of these government benefit programs:
      • Lifeline
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
      • Medicaid
      • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
      • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • Free and Reduced Price School Lunch or Breakfast (2019-20 or 2020-21 school year)
      • Federal Pell Grant (current award year)

The EBB Program is a temporary federal government subsidy that reduces the customer’s broadband Internet access service bill and at the conclusion of the Program, the household will be subject to the provider’s undiscounted general rates, terms, and conditions if the household continues to subscribe to the service.

To get started, visit https://getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/ for complete details and to apply. Once you have applied, call Firefly at 833-473-3591 so we can apply the discount to your existing service.

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see if you qualify.

Qualify Online

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below for program details.

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