The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary benefit program from the Federal Government designed to help low-income households connect to the Internet and stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis. Qualified households can receive a temporary monthly credit of up to $50/month (up to $75/month for customers in Tribal Lands) toward their Internet service and leased Internet equipment until the program's funding runs out.
If you're an Internet Essentials customer, you automatically qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit and simply need to enroll in the program. Other qualifying criteria include a household member's qualification for the Lifeline program (such as Medicaid and SNAP), free and reduced-price school lunch program, Pell Grant, or if the household experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020.
You will still need to connect services and apply to enroll following your eligibility check.
How to Apply (Current Internet Essentials customers automatically qualify, and can skip to step 3):
- All non-Internet Essentials Xfinity Internet customers must confirm their eligibility with the program's National Verifier: GetEmergencyBroadband.org
- If you are not already a customer, sign up for services: Apply for Internet Essentials at InternetEssentials.com or Shop Xfinity services at Xfinity.com
- Once you've confirmed eligibility and ordered Internet services, use our simple application form to easily enroll in the benefit at Xfinity.com/EBB
For more information, refer to Comcast's Frequently Asked Questions on Xfinity.com/EBB