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Town of Benton

September 13 - Agenda

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Welcome to the Town of Benton

    Benton is a dynamic community that is well positioned for the future. As we develop the vision for Benton’s future, we celebrate its past, and embrace the present. We understand that our decisions today will have a lasting impact on tomorrow and so each decision that impacts the community must be carefully considered.
    The Town Officials, staff, and various commissions, boards and committees are working diligently to provide residents and future generations an outstanding quality of life.

Community Bulletin Board

Public Hearings for Citizen Participation will be held on September 8 starting at 10:00am until 5:00 pm and again on September 23 at 10:00am until 5:00 pm for the application for funds for Love Louisiana Outdoor Public Facility Program.  Citizens are encouraged to make comments or suggestions on outdoor recreation ideas. If you would like to call in your comment call Stephanie Collier at 318-965-2781.        

Benton 2020 Consumer Confidence Report - Water System

Benton CCR Report 

Office of Broadband and Connectivity

State of Louisiana

Division of Administration

My name is Veneeth Iyengar and I am the Executive Director for Broadband Development and Connectivity for the state. Our office’s vision is to aggressively eliminate the digital divide that exists in Louisiana by 2029, if not sooner. Addressing the digital divide can only be done if we tackle broadband accessibility, affordability and digital literacy concurrently.

To that end, we are announcing an effort with the Federal Communications Commission to build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This program is first come, first served and the application period will open May 12,2021.

This program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides a discount of up to $100 per household toward a one-time purchase of a desktop computer, laptop or tablet purchased through a participating broadband provider. Click here to view specific eligibility guidelines.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment begins May 12, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company using an online or mail-in application. Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at, or by calling 833-511-0311 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. any day of the week.

I ask you to please share this information with your eligible constituents as soon as possible. I have attached a flyer that can be shared on social media.

There are at least 1.6 million Louisianians representing about 643,000 households, including 47% of both Black and Hispanic/Latino households, who do not have access to high speed internet due to either infrastructure availability or affordability of subscriptions. Additionally, there are about 744,000 adults in Louisiana who lack the digital literacy skills needed to best make use of broadband.

Thank you for any assistance you or your organization can provide to spread the word about this important opportunity.

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