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Weekly News Digest

March 4, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ALA Endorses FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

ALA released a statement applauding the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, established Feb. 25, 2021, by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer or tablet.”

ALA’s president, Julius C. Jefferson Jr., calls the program “one step among many needed to address longstanding barriers to broadband access and use. … Library staff have worked tirelessly to keep our communities and campuses connected by extending our Wi-Fi access, lending hotspots and devices, calling and assisting people trying to use online vaccine portals, and expanding digital resources. We are committed to these vital digital inclusion roles and look forward to increasing awareness and empowering participation for those most in need.”

For more information, read the press release.

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