Working to ensure that Latinos and other underserved communities are equipped to take advantage of programs designed to close the digital divide and provide more equitable access to the internet has long been one of ALLvanza’s highest priorities. In recent weeks, the organization has been focused on making sure eligible individuals are able to take full advantage of the Federal Communications Commission’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit program.
Now, thanks to a new partnership with Univision, ALLvanza will be taking that work to the next level. In order to make sure eligible families are able to take advantage of the program—and to help overcome the language barrier preventing some Spanish speaking communities from participating—ALLvanza and Univision are uniting to produce a series of radio and television appearances in targeted markets across the country highlighting how, and why, Latino families can access the benefits being offered.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Univision to make sure our communities are able to take full advantage of this program,” said ALLvanza President and CEO Rosa Mendoza. “By providing the information Latino communities need to access this program, we’ll be leveraging government investment to guarantee the biggest possible impact for those who need the help most.”
The program provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
“This kind of support can make a transformative difference in the lives of Latino families,” said Mendoza. “I’m so proud to have Univision as a partner as we spread the word about this critically important program.”