Feb 14 -- The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) seeks comment on proposals for increasing awareness of and participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program and for an enhanced affordable connectivity benefit for consumers in certain high-cost areas. Interested parties may file comments on or before March 16, 2022 and reply comments on or before April 15, 2022.
The Commission seeks comment on aspects of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Act) and proposals for increasing awareness of and participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Specifically the Commission seeks comment on three sets of issues: (1) Structuring an outreach grant program; (2) establishing a potential pilot program focused on increasing the awareness and enrollment of eligible households participating in Federal Public Housing Assistance Programs in the Affordable Connectivity Program; and (3) implementing a mechanism for determining the application of the enhanced benefit for those serving high-cost areas, as to be determined by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA).
FCC Affordable Connectivity Program: https://www.fcc.gov/acp
WH FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces 10 Million Households Enroll in Broadband Affordability Program, Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (2/14) https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/02/14/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-10-million-households-enroll-in-broadband-affordability-program-thanks-to-bipartisan-infrastructure-law/