Whip City Fiber is participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. For eligible households, this program will provide a discount of $50.00 toward monthly broadband service (one credit per household). Recently, the FCC has expanded eligibility to include students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch during the current school year.
A household is eligible for a monthly $50 credit if one member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers or $198,000 for joint filers;
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program;
- Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 school years;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
Once your application has been approved, you must contact Whip City Fiber at 413-485-1251 to activate your discount.