The FCC has announced they will be launching the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EEBP). CimTel is proud to participate in an initiative that will increase broadband access in our service areas. Follow us on Facebook to get updates on the EEBP initiative!
How can I sign up for the Emergency Broadband program?
The program has been authorized by the FCC, but the start date has not yet been established. The FCC is working to make the benefit available as quickly as possible, and you should be able to sign up by the end of April 2021. Please check FCC website, www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, regularly for the latest information.
Do I receive the funds directly each month?
No, the Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a monthly discount on broadband service of up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands. We, like all participating broadband service providers, will receive the funds directly from the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Can I sign up for the EBB if I am already a customer or if I was a customer in the past?
Yes, the benefit is available to eligible new, prior, and existing customers of participating providers.
Can I receive both the EBB and Lifeline benefits at the same time?
Yes. They can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately to a Lifeline service and an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program service with the same or different providers. For example, an eligible household could have a Lifeline-supported mobile phone service and a separate home broadband service that is supported through the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Everyone at my child’s school receives breakfast and lunch at no cost. Do we qualify?
Yes. Households with a student enrolled in a school or school district where every student receives this benefit are eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
How long will the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program last?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is an emergency program developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will end once the program funds are exhausted, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the pandemic, whichever comes first.