The CNMI Office of Planning and Development CNMI-Broadband Project and Office of Information Technology are working together to help residents sign up and avail of a $30 subsidy per month for internet access.
As provided under the Affordable Connectivity Program of the Federal Communications Commission, this allows eligible residents and households avail of ACPs that are offered by local telecommunication firms.
An estimated 80-90% of all CNMI households are eligible for this program.
As of May 2022, a total of 2,913 households within the CNMI are signed up for the program, according to an OPD news release yesterday. This is almost a 20% increase of CNMI households who have signed up for this program, compared to about 2,300 residents who signed up in April 2022.
“Making sure that we find and assist the many remaining households that can take advantage of this subsidy is a priority for CNMI-Broadband and consistent with our Sustainable Development Goals,” said OPD director A. Kodep Ogumoro-Uludong.
The CNMI-Broadband Project will provide interested individuals with printed literature, informational brochures, and FAQs. Additionally, the CNMI-Broadband project welcomes interested organizations to set up an ACP sign up event, and training and support will be available in order to familiarize the organization with the process. Facilitated assistance from the FCC is also possible. For more information, or to request promotional and instructional materials, contact broadband lead Peter Dresslar at email@example.com. (PR)