On Tuesday, August 3 starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the FCC hosted a virtual webinar that provided additional information about the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program, on fcc.gov/live.
The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) was established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will provide $7.17 billion to support the reasonable costs of the purchase of connected devices (i.e., laptop and tablet computers), Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity for off-campus use to serve the unmet needs of students, school staff, and library patrons during the COVID-19 emergency period.
This webinar highlighted frequently asked questions about the ECF Program and application process as well as answered program questions from potential ECF participants. Participants had an opportunity to submit questions about the program and its requirements during and in advance of the event to ECFwebinar@fcc.gov.
Registration was not required for the event.