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Walmart, AT&T Team Up through Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Help More People Access the Internet

BENTONVILLE, Ark. & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To help the millions of Americans who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, Walmart and AT&T are working together to offer eligible customers select home internet and wireless plans via AT&T PREPAID and Cricket Wireless for little or even no cost. These offers are available through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB),1 and customers can find eligible plans on Walmart.com and in more than 2,300 Walmart stores across the country. If signing up for an eligible plan at Walmart, customers must complete their EBB enrollment with AT&T PREPAID or Cricket.

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FAQ: How to get your Emergency Broadband Benefit

But there’s a catch. You can get the EBB discount on your home Internet or cellphone bill only if you sign up. I’ll show you how. Just know it may require some patience: So many people are applying, the government’s website to prove you’re eligible for the EBB went down for some people on Wednesday morning.

The program reflects one clear lesson from covid-19: An Internet connection has become just as important to American life as electricity and water. Watching many people struggle to go to school, consult the doctor or work online during the pandemic helped Congress realize that

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Boost Mobile launches Emergency Broadband Benefit program in effort to reduce barriers to connectivity

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, Boost Mobile is helping make broadband access more affordable under the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Boost will provide qualifying customers access to free high speed mobile internet via two connectivity options:

  • Mobile Phone: Customers can take advantage of 35 GB/ month free data and unlimited talk and text on a smartphone. Users who select this option can bring their own device, or purchase a device from the Boost website or their local retail location.
  • Mobile Hotspot: Customers can purchase a mobile hotspot for a one-time cost
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FCC opens Emergency Broadband Benefit program, offering monthly Internet discount

The Federal Communications Commission this week opened enrollment for its Emergency Broadband Benefit program, aimed at expanding connectivity to people in need via discounted internet services.  

Those eligible for the program include people who experienced a substantial loss of income in 2020; individuals who currently receive or qualify for Lifeline benefits through federal programs such as SNAP; and households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.  

FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel described the $3.2 billion initiative as “the largest ever program in the US to address broadband affordability.”   “It will help families nationwide get online for

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Fed launches benefit program for discounted internet, tech

The Federal Communications Commission has launched The Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The program will provide monthly discounts for broadband service and a one time discount to purchase computers.

The program is designed to “help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the FCC. The agency aims to “connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more,” as many jobs and services have gone virtual during the pandemic.

The benefits

Eligible households will receive a discount up to $50 per month for broadband service, according to the FCC

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Ting Internet joins industry cohort supporting the Emergency Broadband Benefit |

New initiative from the Federal Communications Commission is the latest program offered by Ting Internet to help lower barriers to internet access across the U.S.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) (TSX: TC) announced today that it is among the first cohort of industry players supporting the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This is the latest program offered by Ting Internet to help lower barriers to internet access across the U.S.

The new initiative, funded by $3.2 billion allocated by Congress in the December 2020 stimulus package, is spearheaded by

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