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USDA FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

USDA FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application. You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting or by calling 833-511-0311.



Cornell School District participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program.  The district has been enrolled in the CEP Program since the 2015-2016 school year.


Families qualifying for the EBB Program using their NSLP or SBP eligibility status will need to submit certain information and/or documentation to verify their eligibility for the EBB Program, depending on whether their child attends a CEP school or district.


For families living in a CEP schools or districts, if applying:

ONLINE sSelect the eligible CEP school/district from the dropdown menu.

BY MAIL provide the school name, city, and state of a school that participates in the CEP.