What about households currently enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit? Will the household automatically be enrolled in an expensive plan or contract now that has ended?

EBB participants in good standing were automatically enrolled into the ACP benefit on 12/31/2021 which ensures eligible households continue to receive the discount without disruptions due to the eligibility of their service provider. There is a 60 day transition period in which the EBB enrolled family will continue to receive the $50 per month benefit (March 1, 2022). After that period, the benefit amount will be reduced to the $30 amount. Participating providers must give households notice about the last date or billing cycle that the full benefit will apply to their bill and the date or billing cycle that the partial benefit will apply to their bill.

EBB households who qualified due to substantial loss of income as a result of a job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020, or by meeting the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s COVID-19 program, will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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