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White House unveils cheaper internet for millions — see if you’re eligible

Families struggling to say they are connected despite increased network speeds may soon have high-speed Internet access under a new Biden administration program.

The White House announced today (May 9) that it is moving toward lowering the prices of high-speed internet for millions of families across the United States. Under the program, 20 Internet companies have agreed to offer discounted services to low-income families.

With this promise, high-speed internet in the 100Mbps range costs $30/month, $75/month in underserved areas with no additional charges and data limits. Eligible Americans who sign up for the service with a participating ISP may basically pay for the service in full.

Today’s announcement follows last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill that created a $14.2 billion affordable connectivity program aimed at making high-speed Internet more accessible. Here’s what you need to know about the program.

Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The White House says eligible Americans are households whose income is below 200% of the federal poverty line or whose family members are in other federal programs such as Pell Grants, Medicaid, or Supplemental Security Income.

This applies to 48 million American households, or 40% of all households in the United States, and is available in areas served by Internet service providers. This basically means the area where 80% of the US population lives, including 50% of the rural population.

“High-speed Internet service is no longer a luxury, but a necessity,” the White House said in a statement. “This initiative is part of President Biden’s push for high-speed Internet for rural areas and low-income families. This is an infrastructure bill supported by Biden. was a key part of

Who participates in the Affordable Connect Program?

Participating ISPs include:

  • allo communication
  • AltaFiber (and Hawaiian Telecom)
  • Altice USA (Optimum and Sudden Link)
  • surprise
  • AT&T
  • breeze
  • Comcast
  • conference hall
  • Border
  • Idea Tech
  • Cox Communications
  • Jackson Energy Agency
  • mediacom
  • MLGC
  • Spectrum (Charter Communications)
  • starry
  • Verizon (Fios only)
  • Vermont Telephone Corporation
  • Vexus Fiber
  • Wow! Internet, cable and television

Where can I register for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

You can check if you are eligible for ACP and sign up in simple steps. White House website.

The White House said this was “part of the president’s strategy to lower the cost of broadband for all Americans.” So, hopefully we can expect more grants and plans in the near future.

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White House unveils cheaper internet for millions — see if you’re eligible

Families who’ve struggled to say connected, even as network speeds have increased, could soon be connected to high-speed internet under a new Biden administration program.
In an announcement today (May 9), the White House announced it was moving to lower prices of high speed internet for millions of families in America. As part of this program, 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to low-income households. 
With this commitment, high speed internet reaching 100 Mbps will cost no more than $30 for a month, and $75 a month in tribal areas, with no additional fees and no data caps. Eligible Americans who sign up for the service with participating internet providers could essentially have the service fully paid for.
Today’s announcement stems from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last year, which created a $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program aimed at making high-speed internet more accessible. Here’s what you need to know about the program.
Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The White House says that eligible Americans include households where income falls at or below 200% of the federal poverty level or if a family member is part of another federal program like Pell Grants, Medicaid, or Supplemental Security Income. 
That applies to 48 million American families — 40% of all households in the country — and will be available in areas where internet service providers have service. This basically means areas where 80% of the U.S. population lives, which includes 50% of the rural population.
“High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury — it’s a necessity,” the White House statement read. The initiative is part of President Biden’s push for high-speed internet in rural areas and for low-income families. That was a key part of the Biden-backed infrastructure bill.
Who is participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program?
Participating internet service providers include the following:
Allo Communications
AltaFiber (and Hawaiian Telecom)
Altice USA (Optimum and Suddenlink)
Astound
AT&T
Breezeline
Comcast
Comporium
Frontier
IdeaTek
Cox Communications
Jackson Energy Authority
MediaCom
MLGC
Spectrum (Charter Communications)
Starry
Verizon (Fios only)
Vermont Telephone Co.
Vexus Fiber
Wow! Internet, Cable, and TV
Where can you sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
You can check if you’re eligible for the ACP and sign up with simple steps through this White House website. 
The White House mentions this is “one part of the President’s strategy for lowering the cost of high-speed internet for all Americans.” So hopefully we can expect to see more subsidies and plans in the near future. 
In other news, the iPod is finally dead as Apple discontinues production on the last iPod.

#White #House #unveils #cheaper #internet #millions #youre #eligible

White House unveils cheaper internet for millions — see if you’re eligible

Families who’ve struggled to say connected, even as network speeds have increased, could soon be connected to high-speed internet under a new Biden administration program.
In an announcement today (May 9), the White House announced it was moving to lower prices of high speed internet for millions of families in America. As part of this program, 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to low-income households. 
With this commitment, high speed internet reaching 100 Mbps will cost no more than $30 for a month, and $75 a month in tribal areas, with no additional fees and no data caps. Eligible Americans who sign up for the service with participating internet providers could essentially have the service fully paid for.
Today’s announcement stems from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last year, which created a $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program aimed at making high-speed internet more accessible. Here’s what you need to know about the program.
Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The White House says that eligible Americans include households where income falls at or below 200% of the federal poverty level or if a family member is part of another federal program like Pell Grants, Medicaid, or Supplemental Security Income. 
That applies to 48 million American families — 40% of all households in the country — and will be available in areas where internet service providers have service. This basically means areas where 80% of the U.S. population lives, which includes 50% of the rural population.
“High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury — it’s a necessity,” the White House statement read. The initiative is part of President Biden’s push for high-speed internet in rural areas and for low-income families. That was a key part of the Biden-backed infrastructure bill.
Who is participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program?
Participating internet service providers include the following:
Allo Communications
AltaFiber (and Hawaiian Telecom)
Altice USA (Optimum and Suddenlink)
Astound
AT&T
Breezeline
Comcast
Comporium
Frontier
IdeaTek
Cox Communications
Jackson Energy Authority
MediaCom
MLGC
Spectrum (Charter Communications)
Starry
Verizon (Fios only)
Vermont Telephone Co.
Vexus Fiber
Wow! Internet, Cable, and TV
Where can you sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
You can check if you’re eligible for the ACP and sign up with simple steps through this White House website. 
The White House mentions this is “one part of the President’s strategy for lowering the cost of high-speed internet for all Americans.” So hopefully we can expect to see more subsidies and plans in the near future. 
In other news, the iPod is finally dead as Apple discontinues production on the last iPod.

#White #House #unveils #cheaper #internet #millions #youre #eligible


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