On October 5, 2022, the FCC announced it is committing $96 million in the new funding round through the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program. In their news release, the FCC noted that, “…Nearly $53 million will benefit students, teachers, and library patrons living in areas impacted by recent hurricanes. For example, the Puerto Rico Department of Education is receiving support for 225,000 mobile hotspots and Pinellas County Schools near Clearwater, Florida is receiving support for nearly 15,000 laptops.”
To date the FCC has committed over $6 billion to schools and libraries across the country as part of the ECF program. Of the funding commitments approved to date, approximately $4.1 billion is supporting applications from Window 1; $833 million from Window 2; and $1 billion from Window 3.
Applicants that received ECF funding commitments for application window 1 and 2 can be viewed here.
Applicants that received ECF funding commitments for application window 3 can be viewed here.
The FCC’s announcement can be viewed here.