Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB)
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Launch Date Announced
Consumers Can Begin Applying and Enrolling on May 12
On April 29, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) will launch on May 12, 2021. At this time, consumers can apply for the program through the National Verifier at GetEmergencyBroadband.org and service providers can begin enrolling consumers in the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD) who qualified through the National Verifier or through an alternative verification process (AVP), or who opted into the program from Lifeline.
Please note that Lifeline Claims System (LCS) workflows for the EBB Program are in the final stages of development and will be deployed in advance of the first snapshot date. USAC will provide additional information to participating providers when LCS is available for testing.