Tracker Entry #: 12
Document Category: Request for Comment
Citation/Location:

Docket/RM 20-445


Relevant Dates:

Due 2/16/2021


Agency Actions: Pending
Summary:

On Jan.4, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission’s WCB issued request for comments on how best to administer a new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.


Analysis/ Additional Details:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directed the FCC to create the program, which would reimburse participating companies for providing discounted broadband service and connected devices to eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCUIH replied with comments to extend similar benefits in Tribal Lifeline program to Urban Indians.

For status update contact Eric Wu at (202) 418-1543, email: Eric.Wu@fcc.gov