Millions of low-income U.S. households get free internet, Free internet is offered to 48 million households in the United States. Twenty large internet providers will offer fast internet connections to low-income households.
The plan is part of a program funded by the Infrastructure Act, which was passed last year. US President Joe Biden is expected to officially announce the deal on Monday.
Approximately 11.5 million households have already registered for the so-called Affordable Connectivity Program. In total, some 48 million households are eligible for the programme. The participants get discounts of up to $30 a month on their internet subscriptions and that means they have no fees.
The internet providers, including large companies such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, have agreed to offer a speed of at least 100 megabits per second and not to charge any further costs.
Households qualify for the program by meeting an income threshold or if they already participate in other federal assistance programs.
The twenty companies that have signed up are a fraction of the more than 1300 companies that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Millions of low-income U.S. households get free internet
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