USA allocates $7.17 billion to remote learning and library services

Provided in addition to the $15.2 billion Universal Service Fund programs appropriated for an Emergency Broadband Benefit and broadband funding, the new Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) will reimburse schools and libraries for internet access and connected devices for students and teachers for remote learning and remote library services. It provides funding for 100% of costs associated with the eligible equipment, as well as telecommunications and information services.