FCC announces Initial List of Emergency Broadband Benefit Providers (incl MN List)

The FCC has announced the list of providers participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program…

The broadband providers listed below have elected to participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program). The list will be updated as more providers join the program.  Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, including eligibility details, by visiting: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Definitions: Fixed broadband services are provided to your home, or a single location. These include cable, fiber optic, DSL, and fixed wireless services.

Mobile broadband services are device-based and available throughout the service provider’s cellular coverage area, similar to cell phone services. To view participating providers in your state or territory, click on the name of your state or territory below.

I am going to list the providers in Minnesota – but this list might change (after April 1, 2021) so you’ll want to double check with the FCC list.

Broadband Provider Name States and Territories Broadband Service Type Offering Connected Devices?
Arrowhead Communications Corporation MN Fixed Broadband No
Broadband Corp. MN Fixed Broadband No
Cable One, Inc. MN Fixed Broadband No
Callaway Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Clarity Telecom, LLC MN Fixed Broadband No
Clements Telephone Co MN Fixed Broadband No
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC MN Fixed Broadband No
Consolidated Telephone Company MN Fixed Broadband No
Eagle Valley Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
East Ottertail Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company MN Fixed Broadband No
Federated Telephone Cooperative MN Fixed Broadband No
Felton Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Fibernet Monticello MN Fixed Broadband No
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association MN Fixed Broadband No
human-I-T MN Mobile Broadband Yes
Interstate Telecommunications Coop, Inc MN Fixed Broadband No
i-wireless, LLC MN Mobile Broadband No
Loretel Systems, Inc. MN Fixed Broadband No
Mediacom LLC MN Fixed Broadband No
Melrose Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Midwest Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Osakis Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative MN Fixed Broadband Yes
Redwood County Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Savage Communications Inc MN Fixed Broadband No
Southwest MN Broadband Services MN Fixed Broadband No
Tekstar Communications MN Fixed Broadband No
TerraCom, Inc MN Mobile Broadband Yes
The Home Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
The Peoples Telephone Co. of Bigfork MN Fixed Broadband No
Twin Valley-Ulen Telephone Co. MN Fixed Broadband No
Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association MN Fixed Broadband No
Windstream Communications, LLC MN Fixed Broadband Yes
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association MN Fixed Broadband No
Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp MN Fixed Broadband No
New Cingular Wireless LLC MN Mobile Broadband No
Cricket Wireless LLC MN Mobile Broadband No
US Internet MN Fixed No

 

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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