By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-12-21

The FCC’s launch of the $3.2-billion Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program Wednesday (May 12) proved popular inside the Beltway, particularly with Democrats and broadband providers who will benefit from the service boost, though providers were also making the point they have already been providing assistance to low-income households.

The program will give eligible low-income households, including those whose income has been lowered by the pandemic, up to $50 per month in broadband service subsidies ($75 in tribal areas) and a one-time $100 device subsidy to help pay for a computer.  » Read More