Emergency Broadband Benefit

A Federal Communications Commission Program

More households are eligible than you think!

  • Households who have suffered a substantial loss of income since 2/29/2020.
  • Households with students eligible to receive free/reduced school lunch during the 2019/2021 school years.
  • Households eligible for the Lifeline Benefit are eligible for EBB.
  • Households with a family member who has received a PELL grant in the current award year.
  • SNAP recipients (Food Stamps)
  • Medicaid recipients
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Proof of income 135% or less of federal poverty guidelines
  • Tribal Programs (LocalTel does not have services in any of these areas)

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

  1. Complete the National Verifer Application
    Get your verification code at https://getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply
  2. Click the county that you live in to be taken to our sign-up form.
    Adams County |  Chelan County |  Douglas County |  Grant County |  Lincoln County
  3. A LocalTel customer service representative will contact you.

Eligible households also qualify for a $25 tablet!

($149.99 value)

Tablet M10 FHD Plus (2nd Generation) 10.8" FHD display and dual speakers with Dolby Atmos® gives you a truly immersive experience.

*One per household, limited to stock on hand. Make, model, size and value subject to change depending on availability. Internet service must be activated before delivery. Warranty, product and technical support through manufacturer only. Taxes not included.

Before you apply, it is important to understand that the EBB program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services delcares an end to the Covid-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Participating households will need to opt-in to continue receiving broadband services from their provider after the program ends. If a household chooses to continue receiving service after the end of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, they will be billed the broadband provider's general monthly rate.