The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal Lands. The EBBP is limited to one monthly service discount per household. The EBBP is temporary — it will expire when funds are exhausted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency.
A household is eligible if one member of the household:
Lifeline is the FCC's program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service purchased from participating providers. The discounts, which can be applied to stand-alone broadband, bundled voice-broadband packages — either fixed or mobile — and/or stand-alone voice service, help ensure that low-income consumers can afford state-of-the-art broadband and the access it provides to jobs, education and opportunities.
The Lifeline discount may be used for voice or qualified broadband service, but not both.
Standard Lifeline — provides federal monthly support of up to $9.25 for qualifying broadband service and $5.25 for voice services. In some states, additional monthly support is also available
Tribal Lifeline — offers a deeper monthly discount as well as installation assistance through the Link-Up program to qualifying customers who live on federally-recognized Tribal lands.
All customers are required to apply for Lifeline through the United Service Administrative Co. (USAC). The USAC site guides you through eligibility and application. After the USAC qualification has been completed, notify CenturyLink with your confirmation number to get the discount added to your qualifying service.
General eligibility requirements for Lifeline:
Please select your state from the options below to access an additional application required for that state's assistance program. State programs are in addition to the federal Lifeline program, and are based on qualifications for that state.