Emergency Broadband Benefit
Helping people stay connected.
As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our community connected, Antietam Broadband is proud to participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. The EBB is a federal program that provides a temporary discount of up to $50 per month on broadband Internet bills to qualified households. The goal is to help low-income households stay connected to Internet service during the COVID-19 crisis for school, work, telemedicine appointments, and more.
In addition, the State of Maryland will offer a temporary discount of up to $15 per month on broadband Internet bills to households who quality for EBB. This additional subsidy will be applied automatically.
The combined state and federal subsidies represent a temporary discount of up to $65 per month on broadband service and related equipment fees.
Get 30M/5M Broadband Service
Antietam Broadband is offering our 30M/5M service to eligible households as part of the EBB program. (List price: $59.95/month.)
Who is Eligible?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program,
- Receives a Federal Pell Grant;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020.
How to Apply:
Step #1 - Check Eligibility: You must confirm your eligibility with the national program verifier.
Step #2 - Apply for EBB Credit: If your household qualifies, you must apply for the credit through the national program verifier.
Step #3 – Claim EBB Credit: Contact Antietam Broadband and one of our customer care specialists will be pleased to set up your service, or amend your existing account.
How Long will EBB Last?
The federal 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. The State of Maryland program will last for 12 months or until the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.