The Federal Communications Commission has approved another wave of Emergency Connectivity Fund program funds. The $603 million will help to connect more than 1.4 million students in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
According to the agency, this latest round of funding decisions brings the program’s total commitments to more than $3.8 billion across the U.S. and its territories.
The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a $7.17 billion program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help schools and libraries support remote learning. It can be used to support virtual and off-campus learning, including internet access for nightly homework.