By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-10-22
The FCC said it has committed another $361 million-plus in broadband subsidy dollars for schools and libraries, bringing its total to date to almost $4.2 billion since its June 2021 launch.
That is part of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, not to be confused with the FCC’s just-launched $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), or the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, although one could be forgiven for not being able to keep straight all the multi-billion-dollar programs the government is launching to achieve its universal broadband goal….
The FCC said the $361 million will go to 802 schools, 49 libraries, and eight consortia for over 650,000 connected devices – desktops, laptops and tablets, but not smart phones – and over 313,000 broadband hookups. » Read More