The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is gearing up to partner with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) among Federal housing assistance recipients.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a new $55 million funding round for its Emergency Connectivity Program (ECP) that can be used to support broadband technologies for off-campus learning, such as nightly homework, and summertime online learning programs to ensure students have the support needed to keep up with their education. 


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a new order that provides Tribal libraries and other E-Rate participants expanded access to funding to obtain affordable, high-speed broadband services and equipment to connect students and library patrons with online learning opportunities.

As part of its ongoing Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced $2.5 million in funding aimed at providing digital services for students nationwide.


Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have reintroduced the Rural Broadband Protection Act, which would require a more thorough vetting and verification process for internet service providers seeking to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) high-cost support programs.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a second hearing Feb. 9 on the nomination of Gigi Sohn to become an FCC commissioner, which produced little in the way of new information about her qualifications for the position, and not much insight into when or whether the Senate may take action to confirm the nomination.

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