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FCC Seeks Input on $3.2 Billion Broadband Discount Program

Jan. 4, 2021, 7:51 PM

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to implement a $3.2 billion program that will provide discounted broadband service to millions of low-income households during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The agency Monday asked for public input on how it should administer the program, which Congress created in the economic stimulus package. The legislation requires the FCC to seek comment before implementing the program.

“The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will go a long way to ensuring that low-income American families and veterans are connected during the pandemic, and that students can engage in remote learning with support from the program’s funding for connected ...