EVENT TODAY (June 25): FCC to Hold Webinar on $7.17B Emergency Connectivity Fund

The FCC is holding a meeting that may be of interest…

The FCC will host a webinar on June 25, at 2 pm ET to provide an overview of the Emergency Connectivity Fund, including applicant eligibility, supported equipment and services, reasonable support amounts, and the application and invoicing processes.  The free virtual webinar will be live streamed on fcc.gov/live and does not require registration.  During, or in advance of this event, questions can be submitted by sending an email to ECFwebinar@fcc.gov.  The webinar will be recorded and available on the FCC’s website following the event.

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will also host an Emergency Connectivity Fund Overview for Potential Applicants training session on Wednesday, June 23 starting at 3 p.m. ET.  Registration is required to attend.  You can learn more about this training session and watch videos of earlier ECF trainings by visiting: www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/training/live-sessions

The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a $7.17 billion program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period.   From June 29 to August 13, 2021, eligible schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase connected devices like laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity received or delivered between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 to meet unmet needs for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons during the COVID-19 emergency period.

You can view an FCC Fact Sheet on the program by visiting: https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/ecf_factsheet.pdf 

More information about the program is available at emergencyconnectivityfund.org, including information about how to apply and what schools and libraries can do now to prepare.  You can also sign up to receive program updates and information about future training sessions.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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