The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband services for eligible households. This is a temporary program that can only be applied to one account per household.
Ritter Communications is participating in this program and will provide up to a $50 discount on broadband service to an eligible household. Please note that Ritter Communications is not participating in the one-time discount on laptops, desktop computers or any other device.
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
The program has been authorized by the FCC and is currently active. Please go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to determine whether your household qualifies.
Ritter Communications does not sell computer equipment and is not participating in the one-time discount program on laptops, desktop computers or any other device.
Yes. You can also combine these benefits with other state and local benefits where available. They can be applied to the same qualifying service or separately to a Lifeline service and an Emergency Broadband Benefit service with the same or different providers. For example, an eligible household could have a Lifeline-supported mobile phone service and a separate home broadband service that is supported through the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
No. The monthly discount only applies to the eligible monthly, fee-based services.
If you enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, your participation in Student Connect will be discontinued. Upon future exit from the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, you may reapply for Student Connect at that time.
Ritter Communications will give you notice about the last date or billing cycle that the full benefit will apply to your bill and the date or billing cycle that a partial benefit will apply to your bill, in addition to information about the cost of your broadband service after the program ends.
Households will need to opt-in or request to continue services with Ritter Communications at the conclusion of the EBB Program. If you don’t opt-in or select a new service plan with Ritter Communications, your services will be disconnected once the program ends. Even if you had service with us before enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit, you will need to opt-in to continue services after the program ends.
Yes, if you agree to continue receiving service(s) from Ritter Communications at the conclusion of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, you will be subject to Ritter Communications generally applicable rates, terms, and conditions at that time.