On April 19, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has opened the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) to participating broadband providers for testing.
In the news release Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel mentioned that, “As the agency continues to work to rapidly deliver much-needed relief to families across the country, I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in record time. I am thrilled that we have more than 600 providers now committed to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Many have expressed interest in helping make sure consumer enrollments go as smoothly as possible as we near the program’s launch. For millions of families making the hard choice between paying a utility or internet bill or at risk of digital disconnection, help is on the way.”
The FCC’s news release can be viewed here