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The Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB) will reimburse internet service providers (ISPs) $10 to $50 a month for providing broadband service and up to $100 for providing devices to eligible households. PCs for People has been approved for participation as an ISP in the EBB program and our eligibility, 200% of the federal poverty level, has been approved. This is a limited-time offer only available through this special signup process. Agree to the terms below to begin EBB Registration.

I understand that the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary government program that reduces my internet bill.

PCs for People will NOT automatically renew my subscription during the benefit. I am responsible for applying for the benefit each month through this portal.

I understand that at the end of the program if I would like to continue service with PCs for People, I will be subject to their regular terms and unsubsidized rates starting at $15/month. Please note you will not be automatically billed and you are not obligated to continue a paid service after EBB ends.

I understand PCs for People’s regular refund policies will apply (seven business days for hotspot equipment and 30 days for computer purchases) and active enrollment in an EBB internet subscription is required to receive an EBB computer credit.

Current Subscribers - Autopay is not available for EBB. I understand that if autopay is currently enabled on my account it will continue to charge normal pricing. I agree that it is my responsibility to turn autopay off or prepay from this site before my autopayment would initiate.

I understand I can only have one internet account enrolled in EBB. In addition, I understand the $100 device credit is optional, if I choose to use it I will only use it once. If my hotspot is returned any EBB subsidized computer must be returned or I may choose to pay the amount of the EBB subsidy to keep the computer.

I consent that my personal information, including the last four of my social security number and date of birth, will be shared with the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD). NLAD allows service providers to check on a real-time, nationwide basis whether a consumer is already receiving a Lifeline program-supported service including EBB.

By purchasing an internet subscription, hotspot, or computer using the EBB program, I intend to maintain my EBB enrollment with PCs for People for at least 30 days.

*You must meet PCs for People’s standard eligibility requirements in order to participate. EBB verification is immediate and proof of eligibility will be uploaded at checkout.

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program - FAQ

What is the EBB?

The EBB Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides financial support to cover monthly broadband bills for qualifying households.

Who is eligible?

The FCC asks for people to apply for EBB directly through the federal government. However, PCs for People has been approved to use our existing eligibility verification process to qualify people for the EBB. PCs for People’s eligibility requirements are available at www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility

How can I apply?

When you go to https://ebb.pcsrefurbished.com/ebb you will be directed to enter your information for validation through a federal database that checks to see if you are already receiving the benefit with another provider. Once this check has been completed, you can continue to create an account with PCs for People (including uploading your eligibility documents) and place your order.

How much is the discount?

The federal government has set rules about how much of a discount is available for both internet service and for computers purchased along with internet service. For internet subscribers requesting the discounts through PCs for People, the discounts available are:

  • A $50 discount on hotspot/modem + subscription for new subscribers (total cost will be discounted from $75-95 to $25-45)
  • Renewals of one month of internet service will have a discount applied to the full price, meaning that you will pay $0 with the benefit applied
  • A $100 discount on a desktop computer package or laptop, if purchased at the same time as a new or renewed internet subscription, as supply allows.
How long does the program last?

The program starts on May 12, 2021. The EBB is temporary, and it will expire either when funds are exhausted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever comes first. The program was initially funded with $3.2 billion.

Other important information:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is non-transferable and is limited to one discount per household. You can call PCs for People with questions at 651-354-2552

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