Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program)
Is your family eligible for the EBB program? If you have a current COCISD student in your family - YES!
Because all COCISD students are eligible for free meals through the USDA's Community Eligibility Provision, their families are eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program).
The EBB Program is a temporary federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The EBB Program provides a monthly discount of not more than $50 per month on broadband service and associated equipment (for example, a modem) for eligible households and not more than $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. If the participating household chooses an eligible plan that costs $50/month or less, the household will receive that service for free, at least until the EBB Program ends.
Each participating household may also be reimbursed up to $100 for one connected device—a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer—where available from a participating broadband provider, as long as the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 towards the cost of the device. Each participating household is limited to a single device discount.