There are far too many people who don’t have internet, and with COVID-19 resulting in many events using Zoom, Skype, and other internet-connected activities, the time is now to get as many people as connected as possible. For Heartland Forward, a company helping people who live in the midwest, the internet is a top priority. They are alerting people to the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Angie Cooper, Chief Program Officer of Heartland Forward, says that their mission is to help communities in America’s Heartland.
With the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, Cooper says that it is partly being run by funds from the pandemic.
There are many ways to find out if your eligible for the program, and how to sign up for it.
As far as the numbers are concerned, Illinois is behind other states in the midwest who have already signed up for this program.
When the money’s gone for this program, it’s gone. Cooper encourages you to at least see if you are eligible. For more information visit, https://heartlandforward.org/.