Internet Discounts

NEW Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB)

Enrollment begins 5/12/21!

 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. The EBB program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is temporary and is limited to one monthly service discount per household.

 

EBB Eligibility Guidelines

 

  • 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

 

Apply online at https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/  or call us for assistance/questions.

 

Please Note:  Amsterdam School District is a Community Eligibility Provision school so if you have a child that attends the district you will qualify.

 

Call 518-887-2121 or Email us today!

Lifeline

 

Internet Lifeline discount is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of internet.  Customers that meet the below eligibility requirements will receive a credit of $9.25 on their bill.  The Lifeline benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.

 

Eligibility Guidelines:

 

Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see chart here https://www.lifelinesupport.org/do-i-qualify/federal-poverty-guidelines/

 

OR

 

You Participate in one of the following programs:

 

  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veteran’s Pension and Survivors Benefit