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K–12 Internet Access Program

The Internet Access Program (IAP) is currently transitioning to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Please see details below on enrollment into the new program!

The K–12 Internet Access Program (IAP) has connected students in need to internet access at home with no cost to the student or their family during the 2020-21 school year. More than 34,000 families have been supported through either direct support from OSPI or reimbursement to school districts that have been supporting families.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Enrollment

As of May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.

Currently Enrolled Families

The current IAP, administered through OSPI, is set to end on June 30, 2021, and families will need to transition to the EBB Program.

If your family is enrolled in the current IAP program, you will likely need to end services with your current provider to enroll in the new EBB program (providers are not uniformly implementing this program). This webpage will be updated with details on making the transition to the EBB Program as they become available.

Families Currently Lacking Internet Access

If your family is not currently receiving internet access, we encourage you to enroll directly in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program using one of the following options.

EBB Enrollment Options

  1. Contact your preferred participating EBB provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org and apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Complete a mail-in application and send it along with proof of eligibility to:

    Emergency Broadband Support Center
    P.O. Box 7081
    London, KY 40742

PLEASE NOTE: Current Lifeline customers can contact an EBB service provider to request service—they do not need to complete a separate EBB program application.