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Boost Mobile launches Emergency Broadband Benefit program in effort to reduce barriers to connectivity

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Boost Mobile is helping make broadband access more affordable under the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Boost will provide qualifying customers access to free high speed mobile internet via two connectivity options:

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  • Mobile Phone: Customers can take advantage of 35 GB/ month free data and unlimited talk and text on a smartphone. Users who select this option can bring their own device, or purchase a device from the Boost website or their local retail location.

  • Mobile Hotspot: Customers can purchase a mobile hotspot for a one-time cost of $24.99 and receive 35 GB/ month of high-speed broadband. The hotspot allows for up to 8 devices to be connected simultaneously and is particularly beneficial for home use or families in which multiple members need Internet access.

"The digital divide marks a major class inequity. Financial hardship should not be a barrier to connectivity, particularly given the ever increasing role online access plays in work, school, healthcare and overall productivity," said Stephen Stokols, head of Boost Mobile. "With the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, the FCC and Congress have taken an important step to help bridge the digital divide, and we are proud to play a role in making their vision a reality."

Consumers can visit www.boostmobile.com/ebbp or their local Boost retail location to apply for the program and begin accessing the plan that best fits their connectivity needs.

About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile provides award-winning, best-in-class value and connectivity to U.S. wireless consumers through access to the carrier's Expanded Data Network and competitive consumer plans with no annual service contracts. In 2020, DISH became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, standalone 5G broadband network. DISH Wireless L.L.C. operates Boost Mobile. DISH Wireless L.L.C. is a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH). Learn more about Boost Mobile online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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