Comment Date: January 25, 2021
Reply Comment Date: February 16, 2021
On January 4, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on how to administer a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program created by Congress to help low-income consumers access the Internet. Among other questions, the Public Notice asks:
- How should the Commission and providers track participating households and verify that they are eligible?
- What services and connected devices are eligible for reimbursement from the program?
- How should the Commission and participating providers promote awareness of the program?
Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings. All filings must reference WC Docket No. 20-445. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.
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For general information about broadband accessibility, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/connected. For further information, please contact Eric Wu, Attorney Advisor, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1543 or by email at Eric.Wu@fcc.gov. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).