Tag: FCC

Redmi Note 8 (2021) Specifications Tipped via FCC Listing, India Launch Not Likely

Redmi Note 8 (2021) specifications have surfaced online via an FCC listing. While Xiaomi has already launched the Redmi Note 10 series in the Indian market, it is looking to refresh a couple of old handsets with new specifications. A new Redmi Note 8 (2021) has reportedly been spotted on several certification sites like FCC and EEC hinting that it may be a work in progress. The phone’s key specifications have also leaked online through social media tipsters. Redmi Note 8 (2021) is reported to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC.

XDA Developers’ Kacper Skrzypek took to Twitter

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FCC opens Emergency Broadband Benefit program, offering monthly Internet discount

The Federal Communications Commission this week opened enrollment for its Emergency Broadband Benefit program, aimed at expanding connectivity to people in need via discounted internet services.  

Those eligible for the program include people who experienced a substantial loss of income in 2020; individuals who currently receive or qualify for Lifeline benefits through federal programs such as SNAP; and households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.  

FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel described the $3.2 billion initiative as “the largest ever program in the US to address broadband affordability.”   “It will help families nationwide get online for

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FCC to begin $50 broadband subsidy program May 12

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has set the date for the agency’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program to begin.  


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Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic who need assistance paying their broadband bills will soon get some help. The $50 a month broadband subsidy promised as part of the COVID-19 relief package Congress passed in December will be made available to low-income individuals starting in two weeks. 

The Federal Communication Commission said Thursday that households would be able to begin applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit on May 12.  

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Using the FCC Speed Test app could help close the digital divide

It’s time to test your internet speed for the greater good.

The FCC is asking the public for help in the agency’s efforts to accurately map broadband availability and speeds across the country. An easy way to support the cause? Download the FCC Speed Test app, available on iOS and Android

When you open the app, you’ll see how fast your download and upload speeds are, as well as other metrics that reflect the speed and strength of your internet connection for both mobile and in-home networks. The FCC will also receive that (anonymized) information to help them compile

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How Bad Is Your Internet? FCC Asks the Public to Use Its Speed Test App

To get an accurate picture of broadband quality in the US, the FCC is calling on the public to use its speed test app. 

The app has been around since 2013. But on Monday, the FCC made a new attempt to encourage people to install it on their smartphones. One of the agency’s chief goals under the Biden administration is to create a system that can capture actual broadband speeds across the country instead of leaning heavily on data from corporate internet providers. 

“To close the gap between digital haves and have nots, we are working to build a comprehensive,

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FCC to Provide Internet, Discounts for Low-Income Households


(TNS) — Residents grappling with the increasingly high costs of home Internet services may see some relief soon thanks to a new $3.2 billion federal program.

Established last week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will make use of funds provided through the COVID-19 relief bill established by Congress last December. The program will provide qualifying low-income households with a $50 discount on their monthly bill to help bridge the digital divide that has become even more pronounced since schools and many businesses were forced to rely on virtual communication in the wake of COVID-19.

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