Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program are now being accepted. Please continue to check back here for the latest updates and news about the program.
What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, eligible households can receive up to $50 a month towards broadband service and up to $75 for households on Hawaiian Home Lands.
The program is limited to one monthly service discount. Eligible households may also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating Hawaii internet service providers if they contribute a minimum of $10 towards the purchase price.
Who qualifies for the program?
Hawaii households are eligible to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program if one member of the household:
Who are the participating Hawaii service providers?
The participating Hawaii internet service providers for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program currently include:
- Aloha Broadband
- American Broadband and Telecommunications Company
- Boost Mobile
- Charter Spectrum
- Cricket Wireless
- enTouch Wireless
- good2go mobile
- Hawaiian Telcom
- Metro by T-Mobile
- Q Link Wireless
- Ready Wireless
- Sano Health
- Selectel Wireless
- StandUp Wireless
- TracFone Wireless
How do I apply?
You can apply for the program in three ways:
- Contact your internet service provider directly to learn about their application process and what benefits they will offer.
- Apply online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application and mail it with your proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081 London, KY 40742
How is the program funded?
This program is funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 – passed by Congress in December 2020 – which established the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund and allocated $3.2 billion for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
FCC Broadband Data Collection Map: See what providers are available in your area by typing in your address. *Please note that not all providers on this map will be participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Check with each provider directly.
Have questions about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program? View our flyer below or visit the FCC FAQ page to learn more about eligibility details, broadband plans and much more.
Help us spread the word!
Download our EBBP digital flyers and fact sheet here.
The EBBP flyer and fact sheet are also available in the following languages:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Khmer (Cambodian)
Download our EBBP social media toolkit here.