The Emergency Broadband Benefit and How to Make Sure It Reaches Families Who Need It

What is the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program? On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help families pay for broadband internet access for their education and work-from-home needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many families don’t even know this program exists. So Great School Voices has joined…


Access Denied Ep. 3: Racism, Redlining and the Digital Divide in Oakland

When 15 million students in this country can’t even get online to access their distance learning materials, something needs to change. Welcome to “Access Denied,” where host Dirk Tillotson covers the movement to provide internet access to all students regardless of family income.  In episode 3, Dirk welcomed Oakland school board member Jumoke Hinton Hodge…