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FCC's EBB program enrolls a million households in its first week

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the Emergency Broadband Benefit program enrolled more than a million households in the first week of the program's launch in the U.S. The subsidy program was initiated by Congress in a move to make the internet affordable for eligible customers.

"The high demand we've seen for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program demonstrates what many of us already knew to be true — too many families are struggling to get online, even in 2021," Rosenworcel said in a release.

Households qualify for the benefit through their use of assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, Lifeline or if a child relies on reduced-price school meals programs.

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