CTI will be taking part in a program that will help low-income houses. The FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides support for broadband services to help low-income households stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund of $3.2 billion dollars was set up on December 27th, 2020 in an effort to help Americans afford internet service during the pandemic. It will conclude when either the funds run out or at the end of the public health emergency. This will help those who are stuck at home due to unemployment or other financial hardships. It also provides $50 per month towards an individual's bill so if someone qualifies they can get quite the benefit. You don’t have to be a new member, existing members qualify as well.
To find out more about the EBB program, CTI will be hosting a free consumer-focused webinar hosted by the FCC on Tuesday, April 27th at 2 PM. The webinar will provide consumers with an overview of the EBB, how you can be eligible, and what you need to do to apply. Registration for the webinar is not necessary. The event will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.