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Memo: FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

March 8, 2021

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Overview of FCC Report and Order.

Summary

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted an Order on February 25th establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The $3.2 Billion appropriated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 will lower high-speed Internet costs for eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help struggling families to access and use the Internet for telework, telemedicine and for continued virtual learning.

The full Report and Order can be found here.

Download the full memo for additional detail on Eligibility, Requirements, and the FCC Order.

VPS Memo - FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

 

Additional Information

Vantage Point Solutions will be presenting a webinar going over the details and next steps for the EBB Program on Tuesday, March 16 at 1:00 PM CST. To register, please click here.

For more information on this issue or if you would like VPS guidance, please contact these members of the Vantage Point Solutions team:

Tammie Herrlein at (605) 990-1861

Dereck DeVries at (605) 995-1762