In Emergency Broadband Benefit case, Q Link claimed excessive market value of devices, the FCC said.
The program is helping low-income households afford internet access, but some experts warn that the fund will soon be depleted.
'The percentage of households in major metro areas...using the program is smaller than the percentage of households enrolled.'
The rules prevent providers from denying service to lower-income customers.
Concerns from advocates echo some of FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel's concerns for the ACP.
The Affordable Connectivity Program, like its predecessor, has a challenge with outreach, a conference heard Thursday.
The program, previously the Emergency Broadband Benefit, was extended by the infrastructure bill.
A new study argues the FCC’s new Affordable Connectivity Program should improve its outreach and enrollment procedures.
Starlink plans to launch nearly 50 low-earth orbit satellites on Monday.
Greater enrollment in federal programs will help close the digital divide, especially for Latino communities, but help is needed.
This year saw a growing telehealth trend, federal digital inclusion efforts and greater attention to spectrum sharing.
The Internet Innovation Alliance said less than 6.5 million Americans participate in the subsidy program.
Congress “took a big step” toward improving supply chain and “addressing serious cost increases."
Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Inspector General report finds "dozens" of cases of EBB abuse across the country.
We cannot ignore broadband as a key factor in maintaining environmental, social and economic progress.
To work toward equal access, more affordable options must be created, including community-based solutions.
Most Americans benefitting from federal spending on rural broadband are white non-Hispanic Americans, says NDIA.
Muninetworks.org has put together a handy overview of broadband programs - current and pending.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
A coalition of groups argue the Texas law violates the Constitution, US Telecom on investment and Connected Nation on impact.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.
The $3.2 billion program provides broadband and device subsidies to eligible low-income households.
The program is designed to help schools, libraries and students.
Muninetworks' Sean Gonsalves cracks open and investigates the infrastructure bill.
Christopher Mitchell of ILSR talks federal programs and the need for longer-term and more targeted solutions.
Now is the time in Congress for all good (and bad) broadband bills to be introduced.
Libraries can do for telehealth what they did for broadband: Provide low-income folks with access to digital and healthcare literacy.
The NARUC Broadband Task Force said mapping, better funding program coordination and support for non-traditional providers key for broadband roll-out.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is designed to help economically disadvantaged households get reliable broadband at a subsidized rate.
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday released rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, answering many questions about the program.
Keynote speakers at Day 2 of WISPA America tackled broadband speed thresholds, infrastructure and federal programs.
FCC acting chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said she hopes state legislatures change stance on muni builds.
On May 5, 2021, ask us anything about the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit and Emergency Connectivity Fund at Broadband Breakfast Live Online.
FCC launches both the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and a database for robocalls, while West Virginia moves on broadband legislation.
Broadband Breakfast panelists wrestle with the challenge of financing broadband infrastructure projects.
Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis speaks about broadband rollout, education and bills more than a year into the pandemic.
Experts at the Broadband Breakfast Live Online event debated what “future-proofing” broadband would look like.
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