FCC Commits Over $1.1 Billion in Second Round of Funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund Progra

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The FCC announced that, in the second round of funding from the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, it is committing $1,159,681,350.34 for 2,471 schools, 205 libraries, and 26 consortia. Combined with the first funding wave, students, school staff and library patrons in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands will receive access to devices and broadband connectivity through the Program. The Commission to date has committed $2,362,788,847.22 in program funding to school and library applicants, which will provide 5,420,473 devices and 2,700,834 broadband connections to support 5,474 schools, 461 libraries, and 49 consortia of schools and libraries, providing nearly 8 million students the devices and internet connections they need. A second application filing window opened on September 28 and will close on October 13 at 11:59 p.m. Easter