FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Launching May 12

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will make $3.2 billion available to internet providers nationally to provide a monthly discount for high-speed internet service to eligible households through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) on May 12.

Please note the assistance will be provided to the participating internet provider and not to the household. Once the program is launched, households can sign up for the EBB once is it live in one of three ways:

  1. Register through a participating provider's website

  2. Apply online through the National Verifier

  3. Sign up through the mail:

USAC: Emergency Broadband Support Center

P.O. Box 7081

London, KY 40742

Your organization can help spread the word and assist populations of need access this new assistance program for home internet service. It is expected this program will be popular and funds will be expended quickly. The State of Missouri has established a landing page for outreach groups and citizens to quickly find more information about the program and contact information for participating providers.