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Vice President Harris Announces New Tribal Broadband Funding

Vice President Harris Announces Newly Available Tribal Broadband Funding

Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a tribal leaders’ teleconference announcing new tribal broadband funding opportunities from the National Telecommunications Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The NTIA announced more than $646 million in awards will go out during the month of August and that is will make an additional $1 billion in funding available from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to those who have submitted applications for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

Additionally, the Vice-President encouraged those living on tribal lands to apply to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which is a new FCC program that provides:

  • Up to $75/month for eligible households on qualifying tribal lands;

  • $30/month discount for eligible households that are not on qualifying Tribal Lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

For more information on the ACP and how to enroll, call (877) 384-2575 or visit the ACP website or getinternet.gov. For more information on VP Harris’ broadband announcement, read the White House Fact Sheet.

 
 
 

 

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