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.
Follow these easy steps and start saving today!
Register for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with the FCC.
Sign-up for fiber-optic internet or contact us to discuss your current service.
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?
EBB services and devices are subject to consumer eligibility, provider participation, product availability, and FCC/Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) approval.
Who is Eligible?
- 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?
If I already receive Lifeline benefits will I automatically receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
How are Lifeline and EBB different?
Can new and existing customers participate?
Do I receive the funds directly each month?
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?
What will my bill be when the program is over?
Where can I find more information?
Additional consumer FAQs can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit
What else do I need to know?
*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.