Learn how your household can qualify for this cost-saving internet service benefit program.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households.
Blue Ridge is participating in this program and eligible households can receive up to a $50/month discount towards their internet service (10mbps or 50mbps) and associated equipment rentals. Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household. Please note, Blue Ridge is not participating in the one-time discount towards the purchase of a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
Before you apply, it is important to understand that this is a temporary program. It will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.
Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:
Only one monthly service discount is allowed per household. Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address.
Eligible households can receive up to a $50/month discount towards their Blue Ridge internet service (up to 10mbps or up to 50mbps) and associated equipment rentals. Customers will be responsible for additional equipment, taxes, fees, and/or overage charges and for any amount in excess of $50.
Includes up to 10mbps downloads, up to 1mbps uploads, and 500GB monthly data allowance. Monthly service rates vary based on location and TV subscription, where applicable.
Includes up to 50mbps downloads, up to 4mbps uploads, and 1.1TB monthly data allowance. Monthly service rates vary based on location and TV subscription, where applicable.
We provide the latest DOCSIS 3.1 technology to support your internet service. The equipment rental fee of $5.95/month may be covered under the EBB program. *PON Modem is not reimbursable.
Each speed comes with a HomeFi Router unit that will serve as your wireless router. The equipment rental fee of $5.95/month for the HomeFi Router unit may be covered under the EBB program.
Fill out the form below to submit your request. Please be sure to fill out all of the required fields and include valid contact information so there are no delays. An EBB team member will be in contact with you shortly.
Before you apply, it is important to understand that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will end when the fund runs out of money or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Participating households will need to opt-in to continue receiving internet 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, it will be billed Blue Ridge’s general monthly rates.
Don’t worry. We will provide all EBB participants with advanced notice around the program end date and remind you which option you had selected at time of enrollment.
© 2021 Blue Ridge Communications. Blue Ridge cabled territories only. All services are not available in all areas. The following items are not reimbursable: taxes, fees, overage charges, phone services, video services and associated video equipment, additional internet equipment, including additional HomeFi devices, and the PON modem. Other restrictions may apply.