[CalFiber] FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit program, question for the ISPs
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
> Office: 415 436 9333 ext. 182
> Cell: 202 716 0770
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Director of Engineering, Policy Program
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