On February 11, 2021, Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the FCC is seeking outreach partners to help share important consumer information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit – an FCC program being developed to provide relief to households that are struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the effort to inform consumers about the upcoming Emergency Broadband Benefit, the FCC has established a new website where stakeholders can sign up to help promote this new program.  The website can be found at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.  As the program is developed, the website will also be a resource for consumers and stakeholders to get the latest information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

On February 12, at 10 a.m. ET, Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel will convene a virtual roundtable discussion to gather public input on how to structure the new Emergency Broadband Benefit program.  The roundtable will give interested parties an opportunity to share ideas on the important public policy and program administration decisions that will shape the Commission’s approach to implementing the program.  Watch the webcast live at fcc.gov/live.

Links to Press Release:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-outreach-partners-emergency-broadband-benefit
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-369904A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-369904A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-369904A1.txt

For more information, please contact the FCC at broadbandbenefit@fcc.gov or visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.  For those who use American Sign Language, you may call the FCC Consumer ASL Line at 844-432-2275. 

Friday, February 12, 2021