Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Hunter Communications is proud to participate in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, ensuring all residents in our service areas have access to the reliable and affordable fiber-optic internet service they deserve.

Register for the program today and start saving up to $50 a month temporarily on your residential internet services.

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Follow these easy steps and start saving today!

Step 1

Register for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with the FCC.

Step 2

Sign-up for fiber-optic internet or contact us to discuss your current service.

Step 3

Start enjoying the fastest, most reliable internet in Southern Oregon.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a limited-time program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts of up to $50 on monthly broadband Internet access service (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands) and up to $100 on certain connected devices (a co-pay of between $10 and $50 is required).

EBB services and devices are subject to consumer eligibility, provider participation, product availability, and FCC/Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) approval.

Who is Eligible?
The EBB shares the same qualifying eligibility criteria as the Federal Lifeline program:

  • Participation in SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Fund, and income at or below 135% of the federal poverty level.
  • For a limited-time determined by the FCC, unemployment may qualify you for Lifeline and the EBB.
  • Additional eligibility criteria are unique to EBB and do not qualify for Lifeline. These include Pell Grants (current award year recipients), Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and Breakfast (including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision), as well as reduced wages in certain instances.
  • EBB eligibility will be determined for the FCC by USAC’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or an alternative verification process approved by the FCC.
What rules apply when I participate in the program?
Only eligible consumers may receive EBB discounts. The EBB monthly service and device discounts are non-transferrable. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount.
If I already receive Lifeline benefits will I automatically receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
No. You must opt-in to select the eligible EBB program.
How are Lifeline and EBB different?
Lifeline is the FCC’s permanent program to support affordable access to essential communications services such as broadband Internet access. The EBB program is a temporary program through which a participating provider can apply discounts to the same service plan on which you receive Lifeline service, or a different service plan.
Can new and existing customers participate?
Hunter Communications is allowing both new and existing residential customers to participate in this program. Customers with an overdue balance can still participate in the program starting with their June 2021 bills. The EBB Program will not be retroactive prior to June 2021.
Do I receive the funds directly each month?
No, the FCC provides a monthly discount on broadband service. Hunter Communications will receive the funds directly from the EBB Program.
How much of a discount will I receive on my bill?

The EBB Program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands.  There is no minimum service standard for the broadband service being provided. Limited to one monthly service discount per eligible household.

How long will the discount be applied to my account?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an emergency program developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will end once the program funds are exhausted, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the pandemic, whichever comes first. Hunter Communications will alert customers 90, 60 and 30 days prior to the end of the program via email. Customers can continue with their service at the standard monthly rate.
What will my bill be when the program is over?
Monthly bills will be based on the products and services customers receive at the standard monthly rate.
Where can I find more information?
Customers can learn can more about the program online at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

Additional consumer FAQs can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit

What else do I need to know?
Our standard terms of service apply, in addition to any others communicated to you that are specific to your service plan. Available upload/download speeds are available here.

Get a Discounted Rate* on Hunter Communications' Internet Service by Applying Today

For more information about the EBB Program visit FCC – EBB Program or call us at  541-772-9282.

*Terms of Service

Promotional offer subject to eligibility for Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. The EBB is a temporary FCC program that provides non-transferable discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount.

For more information see: Hunter Communications – Residential Terms of Service.

When you opt-in to the EBB program, you will also be agreeing to the following:

  • The EBB is a temporary program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service.
  • The EBB monthly service discount is non-transferrable.
  • An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount.
  • When the FCC announces the end of the EBB program, Hunter Communications will notify you and you will remain on your current plan at standard current rates unless you request a disconnect of services. You may also choose another broadband plan by paying the applicable undiscounted rate of any of our plans available at that time plus applicable fees and taxes.