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Randolph Communications to Participate in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 05, 2021

Asheboro, NC - Randolph Communications will be participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, which is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills to help support qualifying low-income households having difficulty paying for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Emergency Broadband Program is expected to begin enrollment on May 12th and will provide a temporary discount of up to $50 per month on internet bills for households that meet certain income eligibility requirements. 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.


A household is eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program if one member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  1. -Qualifies for the Lifeline program;
  2. -Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  3. -Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  4. -Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.
  5. -Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program.


If you have any questions about this program, please visit or contact 336.879.5684.

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