SHLB Coalition Will Release Study Demonstrating Benefits of EBS

May 10, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will release the results of a study conducted by Dr. Raul Katz demonstrating the economic benefits of awarding Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses to educational institutions and Tribal Nations.

EBS is a valuable public resource that is at the core of Voqal’s work. Unfortunately, instead of making this resource more readily available, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering adopting a sweeping proposal that will likely privatize EBS, in essence eliminating the only spectrum band reserved for educational and nonprofit entities.

Voqal believes this research will demonstrate that in order to bridge the digital divide and spur economic growth, it is vital that EBS is made available to the educational institutions, nonprofits and Tribal Nations that are best poised to maximize its effectiveness.

The SHLB presentation of this data, The Economic Benefits of Keeping the “E” in EBS, will be hosted at the 2nd Annual Invitational Summit on Digital Equity & Economic Inclusion from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern time and is free and open to the public.

Interested in attending? RSVP here.

You can also learn more about EBS at saveebs.org.

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