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Rep. McNerney to Host Town Hall on New Internet Assistance Program Featuring Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

Jun 4, 2021
Press Release

Stockton, CA – Following last month’s launch of a new program by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help families and households struggling to afford internet service, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has announced that he will host a town hall on Monday, June 7th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM PT about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program so constituents can learn more about the program. The Congressman will be joined by FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and FCC Staff, who will give a presentation and be available to answer questions.

What: Virtual Town Hall on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program featuring FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel

When: Monday, June 7th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM PT

To join online:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86916812914?pwd=THRCRmtNeWt2c2lFcjUrcGlDM3Q4dz09

To join by phone:

(669) 900-6833 

Webinar ID: 869 1681 2914

Passcode: 046152

If you would like to submit a question in advance of the event or share your story, you may submit it here.

More Information About the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311  

Watch this short video about the program to learn more.

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.