We believe that broadband connectivity is essential for all Americans. People depend on technologies like the internet to stay connected to every part of their lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought national awareness to the lack of internet accessibility for millions of Americans – especially for low-income families. That’s why we are working to help households stay connected. AT&T is participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help eligible households with connectivity costs during the pandemic.
In these difficult economic times, the EBB will help qualifying households reduce wireline home internet or wireless service costs for activities like job searches, telehealth, remote work, and distance learning. EBB enrollment is now open, and the benefit can be applied to select plans for both new and existing AT&T and Cricket Wireless customers.
Tell your constituents and members how they can take advantage of the EBB Program. Eligible households can temporarily obtain a single benefit of up to $50/month (or up to $75/month on qualifying Tribal lands) on:
Households interested in using the benefit with AT&T should:
Once customers verify that they are eligible, we’ll temporarily apply the benefit to their service.3
We are ready to help make internet access, through the EBB Program, available for American households challenged by the pandemic. Whether it’s staying in touch with family and friends, or helping to stay connected with work or school, we are committed to making broadband accessible and more affordable for communities in need across the U.S.
1 Additional fees and taxes may apply.
2 Importantly, consumers should first apply via Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) EBB Consumer Portal before contacting AT&T or Cricket.
3 The EBB Program is scheduled to end 6 months after the COVID-19 emergency is officially declared over or when the Program’s funding is exhausted, whichever is first. AT&T and Cricket will notify consumers of the anticipated end of the Program, and information will also be available from USAC and the FCC.