Low-income Americans may soon have access to free internet service via a combination of existing government subsidies and a new program included in the Biden administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure package.
The package, which focused on a wide range of communications and infrastructure issues, provides low-income people with $30 (and more in tribal areas) per month to cover internet service. Dubbed the Affordable Connectivity Program, it will not be available for the entire country, but 20 internet service providers have agreed to support it. Providers supporting the program–effectively providing free 100Mbps+ internet service to those who qualify–include:
- Cox Communications
- Verizon FiOS
100Mbps is nothing to sneeze at, and in addition to its lower price, it should be a significant speed increase for many rural areas. A 50GB game, for instance, can be downloaded at that speed in just over an hour.
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