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Higgins & Nowakowski urge participation in Emergency Broadband Benefit

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Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am

FCC: 1 million+ have signed up for program

√ Numbers in first week show high demand for affordable broadband

With the Federal Communication Commission reporting over 1 million households registered to receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit in the first week alone, Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo City Council member Mitch Nowakowski are encouraging Western New Yorkers to register, to ensure they don’t miss out on the opportunity for reduced broadband rates.

Higgins and Nowakowski released a video explaining the program, which many Western New Yorkers will be eligible to receive. (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h__LHyA3LOE)

Approved by Congress, the Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a temporary $50-a-month discount on internet service plus a $100 discount toward the purchase of a computer or tablet.

Resources for the program are limited. To learn more or apply online, visit www.getemergencybroadband.org.

(Image provided by Congressman Brian Higgins' office)

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