Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The EBBP is a temporary federal program that provides a total of $3.2 billion to help U.S. households in need due to the pandemic pay for internet access.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary government assistance program that reduces a customer’s broadband Internet access service bill and is available only to eligible consumers that qualify for participation. Upon expiration of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, undiscounted rates and terms of service will apply. Customers may obtain broadband service supported by the Emergency Broadband Benefit from any provider participating in the program and may transfer their service to another provider participating in the program at any time.
Eligible current and new customers will receive up to $75 per month off broadband services until the federal funds are depleted.
After application of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and supplemental program discounts, qualified applicants will receive discounted high-speed internet for a limited time on select plans.
Eligible households with active internet service with Yakama Nation Networks will receive up to $75 off internet service with the EBB discount on select rate plans if you qualify.
A household may qualify if they are currently enrolled in the Lifeline Phone plus Internet (where applicable).
A household may also qualify if they’ve had a loss of income due to furlough or unemployment subject to certain income requirements, or are enrolled in an eligible government assistance programs, including:
You can determine your eligibility with the steps below:
Eligible households can enroll at any time.
The 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.
After you’re approved for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a credit will be applied to your account for the program. These credits will go towards your monthly internet service fees. In the last month of the program, the credits will be lower and dependent on remaining funds available in the program.
You may be asked to verify your identity and provide documentation for the program qualifications. Confirmation of identity may include using your mobile phone number, date of birth, driver’s license, state ID, or passport. Documentation may also be needed to confirm loss of income, unemployment status, or participation in an eligible government assistant program.
Eligible government assistant programs are listed below:
Yakama Nation Networks will notify you in advance of the program ending. At the end of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, you may choose to continue on the same plan at the full retail rate for the plan –without the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program discount and associated promotional credit — or you may choose to enroll in another service plan.
You do not need to verify a specific amount. If you or someone in your household experience a loss of income after February 29th, 2020 and total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers, and $198,000 for joint fliers, you can qualify. Supporting documents include layoff or furlough notice, application unemployment benefits, or similar documentation.
Yes. The EBBP does not require an agreement with Yakama Nation Networks and you can disconnect at any time.
Once your EBBP status has been approved our team will schedule your installation as soon as possible. For some customers this could be next day.
You must use your service plan internet at least once per month to receive the EBBP credit. Your account will receive the monthly credit from the EBBP if your internet service is active, used at least once per month, and funds remain in the program.
Available to eligible residential, serviceable households for certain broadband service packages offered by Yakama Nation Networks (YNN) under the EBB Program. YNN may require proof of eligibility. Eligibility, service features, terms, policies, and prices are subject to change. Standard terms and conditions of service and acceptable use policy apply. Credit only applies to the Internet speed listed. Any other services, equipment, taxes and fees that are not being subsidized through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program are not included. The EBBP credit will reflect as partial payment on the billing statement.
Regular monthly rates apply after program expiration. Additional fees apply for equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. Other restrictions apply. Call for complete details.