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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 10:45 AM

FCC proposes rules for emergency broadband program to keep struggling families online

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FCC proposes rules for emergency broadband program to keep struggling families online
Devin Coldewey

The FCC has taken a major step toward offering financial support for people struggling to pay broadband bills during the pandemic. If approved, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program could provide $50 per month to millions of households, and more in tribal lands.

The EBBP was created in the budget passed by Congress earlier this year, which earmarked $3.2 billion to offset the cost of broadband in households already struggling to make ends meet.

“From work to healthcare to education, this crisis has made it clear that without an internet connection too many households are locked out of modern life,” said acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in a statement. “It’s more apparent than ever that broadband is no longer nice-to-have. It’s need-to-have. But too many of us are struggling to afford this critical service.”

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Phoenix61 Feb 2021 #1

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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 10:53 AM

1. Yeah! Like a public utility, go figure.nt

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