Congresswoman Nikema Williams Announces Help for Fifth District Schools, Libraries to Boost Broadband

ATLANTA — Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced that schools and libraries in the Fifth Congressional District can apply for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase broadband services now through October 13th. Local schools and libraries can learn more about eligibility and apply here. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the need for expanded access to quality, reliable broadband for our students,” said Congresswoman Williams (GA-05). “I strongly encourage schools and libraries to take advantage of this program to provide our students with the tools they need for success.”

Georgia already applied for $183.2 million from the Emergency Connectivity Fund during the first application filing period this summer. The FCC expects to grant up to the full request pending a final review of those applications. Now, due to high interest in the program and additional funding still available, the FCC has opened a second application filing window for Georgia to request additional funds now through October 13th

Funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund was made possible by the American Rescue Plan, which Congresswoman Williams helped pass earlier this year. 

Click here to learn more about the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov

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