One million American households signed up for broadband internet credits!

One million American households signed up for broadband internet credits!

Updated on July 22, 2022 11:57 AM by Ella Bina

Officials of the White House!

White House officials had a significant milestone and a concert example of the administration's efforts to lower the cost for Americans amid high inflation. Some infrastructure projects are funded by the bipartisan bill for new roads and bridges to come to full fruition due to planning and approval processes and getting shovels in the ground.

Lowering costs!

The former New Orleans mayor was tasked with implementing the infrastructure bill for the White House. The effort was aggressive, lowering costs and giving people benefits, representing hundreds of millions of dollars in the cost of saving for American families.

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Providence of the program!

Any household with at least one member participates in Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Federal Pell Grants.

The program gives eligible households a $30 monthly credit toward the cost of their internet service plan. American households with an income below 200% o the poverty level are eligible.

Eligible for credit!

Administration officials estimated a staggering 40% of American households are eligible for credit. Joe Biden and Harris launched on 9th May at an event at the White House; 13 million households have signed up, including a million. Every single household they are securing $360 worth of annual savings.

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Broadband providers!

The difference between not having internet at all and having high-speed internet provides all sorts of benefits. Participants in the program have reduced their prices or raised speeds for eligible people. Providers include both larger and more than 300 members of ACA connect in smaller markets and rural areas.

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Internet at Covid-19 pandemic!

Americans can have high-speed internet and those who did not have sharp relief during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially students needing high-speed internet for virtual learning.

Broadband access in rural areas is expensive because they do not have more subscribers to spread the cost, so the program is somewhat critical. A lack of broadband accessibility led to learning loss, lack of opportunity, and longer-term educational impacts for many young Americans.

Bipartisan infrastructure!

In 2021 November, the bipartisan infrastructure package passed that includes a $65 billion federal investment in broadband. Harris will meet with people enrolled in the connectivity program at the local community center and remarks on investment.

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