Emergency Broadband Benefit Offers Consumers Discounted Broadband Services and Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
DANIA BEACH, Fla., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Q Link Wireless now provides free phone service in 16 new states. What was only available in 32 states and territories is now available in 48 states and territories through the Emergency Broadband Benefit or EBB. The new states eligible to receive these services are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The EBB started May 12th and is a limited-time program created by the FCC that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices. This program is funded by the US Government's COVID-19 relief efforts and operated by the FCC; Congress has dedicated $3.2 billion to this EBB Program. The EBB will conclude after the Public Health Emergency no longer exists or as deemed by the FCC.
"This program will have a tremendous, positive impact on so many American households. It's an investment in American families and a vote of confidence in the economic power of getting us all online," said Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman of the FCC. "High-speed internet service is vital for families to take advantage of today's health, education, and workplace opportunities. And the discount for laptops and desktop computers will continue to have a positive impact even after this temporary discount program wraps up."
Through the EBB, Q Link will make available to consuers free and unlimited data, talk, and text as well as a new tablet to those qualifying individuals and/or households. EBB-eligible customers will receive a one-time, device discount to receive a new tablet. This is a limited-time offer, subject to product availability.
Households can qualify for the EBB with Q Link Wireless if one person in the household has any of the following:
Those consumers that are approved for the EBB with Q Link Wireless will receive free and unlimited data, talk, text, and new tablet on T-Mobile's nationwide 4G LTE/5G network. When consumers get approved, they will be sent a new SIM Card that they will need to insert and activate to gain access to the network. Tablets will also be shipped to customers after activation. Q Link provides this service to those low-income Americans so they can have cell service and internet capabilities for basic communication access.
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