The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that partners with wireless carriers, like Boost Mobile, to provide a temporary discount on a monthly broadband plan or a smartphone plan for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive:
- Up to a $50/month discount on a monthly broadband plan or smartphone plan
- A one-time discount on a supporting mobile broadband device, if applying for the monthly broadband plan discount
Only one monthly mobile broadband plan or smartphone plan discount and one mobile broadband device discount (if applying for the monthly broadband plan discount) is allowed per household.
The program will end when government funding for the EBB Program ends, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.