As a local provider of internet services, Garden Valley Technologies will be participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This is a national FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households or up to $75 per month if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
Eligibility for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program:
A household is eligible if one member of the household:
- Qualifies for the Lifeline program
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
How to sign up for the benefit:
The program has been authorized by the FCC and begins on May 12, 2021. If you are currently on the Lifeline Program, GVT can enroll you in the EBB Program with your permission. If you are not on the Lifeline Program at GVT but meet the eligibility requirements, you can enroll at The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (getemergencybroadband.org)
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