Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after the FCC unanimously adopted a report and order to begin implementation of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB), the Congressionally mandated $3.2 billion initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on broadband service and connected devices.

Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO of USTelecom said:

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way. It is great to see the FCC move with lightning fast speed to stand up Congress’ $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with unanimous bipartisan agreement. This was a program that could not wait, so while we still need a permanent solution to close the digital divide, this is an important development and will bring critical connectivity assistance to students and others affected by the pandemic.”


USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.