What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
As we all continue to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently approved a program named the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). This program is a $3.2 billion federally funded broadband initiative designed to help low-income, financially impacted homes get or stay connected as a relief in part of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.
OEConnect, LLC (OEC) is applying as a qualified broadband provider for a portion of these funds to help our community members in need. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service.
Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household.
To further understand the program, please review the following links:
1) Fill out National Verifier application if you feel that you qualify USAC EBBP Application Process
2) Once you are approved, please fill out the short application EBBP Application
* Interactive application must be downloaded and saved to your computer first before filling it out.
3) Attach acceptable ID
4) Please send us verified application, short application and acceptable ID to email: EBBP@otsegoec.coop or mail to PO Box 128, Hartwick, NY13348
If you have any further questions or to see if your plan qualifies for the EBB Discount, please contact the OEC Business Office at 607-293-6622.