OP-ED: "Emergency Connectivity Fund: The case for flexibility and more money" October 28, 2021
Date: October 28, 2021
Outlet: Benton Institute
Written By: John Windhausen Jr. and Alicja Johnson
Excerpt: "But beyond the FCC’s speedy application processing, what are we to make of the program so far? Interviews with nearly a dozen Emergency Connectivity Fund applicants reveal that, while there is room for improvement, the program as a whole seems to be working. The FCC has approved applications both large and small in almost every state in the country. The grants range from a huge award of $12 million for 20,000 laptops and 22,000 connections to students of Baltimore City Schools, to an award of roughly $587,000 to the Wapato School District in central Washington to cover hotspots and tablets for a community on the edge of the Yakama Indian reservation."