OpenVault, a global provider of industry analytics and SaaS technology solutions for broadband operators, is supporting wider availability of high-speed internet services through a turnkey initiative that simplifies participation in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. OpenVault is leveraging its data, analytics and reporting capabilities to provide the information necessary for operators’ auditing purposes. […]
The FCC has released a list of the 300-plus wired and wireless ISPs who have been accepted into its Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides subsidized internet service and devices.
Broadcasters want to get a cut of those billions of dollars in the Emergency Broadband Benefit established by legislation passed last December. The bill provides for $3.2 billion in subsidies to be handed out by the FCC over a six-month period. The FCC has been seeking comment on how to set up that program, including how best to promote awareness of the program in the community. NAB is telling the FCC that TV and radio advertising is particularly effective both because they are ubiquitous and because over-the-air broadcasting over-indexes for the eligible population — households with incomes below $50,000.