SLASH COST FOR BROADBAND


Who is eligible for inexpensive broadband?

Currently, about 48 million households in the US are eligible for the affordable internet policy. The plan is for households with an annual income equal to or under 200 percent of the federal poverty line. This roughly equals $27,000 per person or $55,000 for a family of four. Additionally, families enrolled in other federal programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income or Pell Grants, etc are also eligible.

Last year, Congress passed a bipartisan infrastructure law allowing some low-income families to get a $30 monthly benefit for broadband services. The same was $75 per month for those on tribal lands. Hence, under the new deal, free high-speed internet will be a reality for some households. The government is going to launch a website (GetInternet.gov) detailing the signup process. It will also reveal details about providers and plans to ensure that all eligible families can take advantage


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