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Memo: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Update

March 9, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Update

Public Notice released March 4, 2021.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted an Order on February 25th establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The $3.2 Billion appropriated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 will lower high-speed Internet costs for eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help struggling families to access and use the Internet for telework, telemedicine and for continued virtual learning.

The Public Notice announcing the Milestones for the EBB program can be found here.

Download the full memo for additional detail on Important Dates, Milestones, and Requirements.

VPS Memo – EBB Public Notice 3.9.21

Additional Information

A memo was released on March 2, 2021 providing an overview of the FCC Report and Order that was released on February 25, 2021. A copy of that memo can be downloaded below.

VPS Memo - EBB Report and Order 3.2.21


For more information on this issue or if you would like VPS guidance, please contact these members of the Vantage Point Solutions team:

Tammie Herrlein at (605) 990-1861

Dereck DeVries at (605) 995-1762

Steve Gatto, JD at (830) 895-7226