FCC Imposes Additional EBB Program Integrity Measures to Determine Eligibility

On November 22, 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing the implementation of the following additional measures to strengthen program integrity surrounding the enrollment of households in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (“EBB”) Program based on the USDA’s Community Eligibility Program (“CEP”):

  • Households seeking to qualify for the EBB Program through the National Verifier based on the CEP must now identify both the school name and provide official school documentation demonstrating that the household has a child or dependent enrolled at the CEP school.  USAC has modified the application to require applicants to provide proof of enrollment, such as a letter from the school or a report card identifying the qualifying person’s name and the school name.
  • EBB Program households currently enrolled based on the CEP must confirm their eligibility for the EBB Program.  USAC will conduct the necessary outreach to confirm eligibility for these EBB Program households and will notify participating service providers of the households that will be required to confirm their eligibility.

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