The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program providing a monthly discount for internet service for low-income households. Qualifying Armstrong customers can receive up to $50 credit (up to $75 for Tribal lands) for your Zoom service each month.
You may qualify to receive the credit on your Armstrong bill if you meet at least one of the following conditions:
- Your household participates in the free and reduced-price lunch program
- You already receive benefits through the Lifeline program
- You are enrolled in SNAP, Medicaid or SSI
- Someone in your household qualifies for the Pell Grant this year
- Your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
- If you experienced job or business loss since February 29, 2020 and a substantial loss of income as a result.
Individuals interested in claiming the credit should first confirm eligibility and enroll here. Next, apply to receive the credit through Armstrong. You will have to sign in to your Armstrong account.
The discount is temporary and will end when the fund runs out of money or a half year after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.
As of October 2021, more than 6.3 million households have signed up for the program, with $2.5 billion still available to be claimed.
For more information, visit Armstrong’s EBB page.