[CalFiber] FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit program, question for the ISPs

preston preston at monkeybrains.net
Wed Mar 3 11:56:31 PST 2021


Monkeybrains intends to figure out how to participate; we don't really 
have a low-income program other than our Fiber to Housing partnership 
and a promotion for no-cost installs for SFUSD faculty and students. 
Unsure of how we will implement, it's our first attempt at means-testing.


On 3/3/21 11:02 AM, Ernesto Falcon wrote:
>
> For the ISPs on the list, I have questions from a colleague that works 
> on digital inclusion policy if you have capacity to supply some 
> answers. I’ve been wondering about the program Congress passed in a 
> rush at the end of last year on how its being received/implemented.
>
> I think the fight over subsidizing broadband is inter-related with 
> fiber because of the increasing costs of subsidizing the old 
> infrastructure is going to put continuing and rising cost pressures on 
> the government’s finances whereas getting the construction part right 
> will help alleviate over time the subsidy pressure and expand its 
> reach to more people.
>
>  1. Do you intend to participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit?
>
>  2. Are folks signing up for it?
>
>  3. Any ideas on how you’ll use this program?
>
> -- 
>
> Ernesto Omar Falcon
>
> Senior Legislative Counsel
>
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
>
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>
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Monkeybrains

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