Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Congress sets aside $7B to help Americans connect with high-speed Internet

In the coronavirus aid package just approved by congress, $7B was set aside to help Americans connect to high-speed Internet while still paying their monthly bills. This is one of the most substantial broadband investments in U.S. history. 

According to The Washington Post, at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has forced millions of Americans out of work, they won't lose the Internet. Nearly half the money is intended a new monthly benefit for low-income families so that even if people have lost their jobs they can still get access. 

Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/22/internet-rebate-coronavirus-stimulus/

The Hill - https://thehill.com/

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