Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 3:51 PM

Nonprofits Partner to Enroll Latinos in FCC Broadband Program

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

Heartland Forward and the League of United Latin American Citizens on Thursday announced they will partner to help Latinos sign up for a Federal Communications Commission broadband benefit program as enrollment lags.

The FCC’s $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created to help low-income households pay for broadband services and devices amid the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly $850 million has been disbursed, according to Universal Service Administrative Co. data.

Latino participation in the program is low because there is a general lack of awareness, lack of trust, language barriers, and confusion around the complexity of the enrollment process, LULAC CEO ...

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