FCC says to watch out for fake emergency broadband sites

Law360 (Aug 27, 2021, 7:55 p.m. EDT) – The Federal Communications Commission is warning people to beware of a fake website claiming to offer subsidized internet services as part of the government’s new emergency broadband benefits program agency.

The program, created with a grant of $ 3.2 billion from Congress, is supposed to help low-income households access the internet during the pandemic by paying most of the bill and even providing devices such as a smartphone, laptop or tablet. Suppliers who distribute devices can recover up to $ 100, according to the agency.

But a website known as “WiFi Freedom USA” apparently claimed it could get …

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