[Libs-Or] Emergency Broadband Benefit Webinar for Outreach Partners (and Consumers)

HANNING Darci C * SLO Darci.HANNING at slo.oregon.gov
Mon Apr 19 10:47:10 PDT 2021


The State Library wanted to share the following webinar - if your library is looking for ways to assist your community with their broadband needs, this webinar is for you! You may also share this webinar link with your community!

The FCC is hosting a webinar<https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2021/04/emergency-broadband-benefit-webinar-consumers-and-outreach-partners> on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) on Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00 PM PT. The event will be streamed live on www.fcc.gov/live<http://www.fcc.gov/live>.  Registration is not required for the webinar.

The webinar will provide consumers and outreach partners (such as library staff) with an overview of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, eligibility information, and enrollment procedures. During the event, the FCC will discuss the materials developed for our partners' use in conducting outreach and education about the program.

Questions may be shared during, or in advance of this event, at broadbandbenefit at fcc.gov<mailto:broadbandbenefit at fcc.gov>.

Coming Soon - The FCC will be launching an Outreach Partner Toolkit to include:

  *   Sample Social Media Entries (Word)
  *   Newsletter/Email Blurb (Word)
  *   Press Release (Word)
  *   Fact Sheet (Word)
  *   Slide Deck (9" x 5"; PowerPoint | PDF)
  *   Flyers and Posters (8 1/2" x 11"; PDF | JPG)
  *   Consumer Handouts (9" x 5"; 4"x5" PDF)

Consumer handouts and the fact sheet will also be available in multiple languages.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program: The EBB is a temporary program that provides a discount of up to $50 per month ($75 on Tribal lands) off a qualifying households' internet bill. For eligible households there is the potential for a discount of up to $100 towards the purchase of a tablet, laptop or desktop computer from a participating provider so long as the eligible purchaser contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Darci Hanning, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
State Library of Oregon
darci.hanning at slo.oregon.gov<mailto:darci.hanning at slo.oregon.gov> | 971-375-3491
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