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June 1, 2021



(COLUMBIA, MO) – Socket will participate in the federal government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). The program is designed to assist families and individuals that are struggling to pay for internet service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The EBB is limited to one monthly service discount per location, for the life of the program. Interested individuals can verify eligibility, apply and find more information at getemergencybroadband.org. Socket will utilize the Lifeline National Verifier to confirm program eligibility. Once individuals have applied, please call our customer service at 573-817-0000 option 1, and ask for our EBB Specialist to complete your application. Additional questions can be sent to EBBProgram@socket.net.

Socket is rapidly expanding fiber optic service throughout central Missouri. Socket’s customers have access to the latest communications technology available. Fiber is considered to be a future-proof technology, since its large bandwidth capacity will be able to accommodate increased internet usage for decades to come.

Socket has spent over 25 years growing powerful connections. Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and internet service. It combines the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge. Socket’s customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service. For additional information, visit www.socket.net.


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