LOCAL HEADLINES: Biden Lowers Internet Costs
|Yesterday, as the latest step in the Biden-Harris administration’s laser-focus on lowering costs for Americans, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced new steps to reduce high-speed internet costs for millions of Americans.
As part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the president and vice president created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to cut the price of high-speed internet to $30 per month for millions of families. About 48 million families are eligible for the program—nearly 40% of households. The Biden-Harris administration revealed yesterday that they secured commitments from 20 internet providers to cut prices and increase speeds for millions of households enrolled in ACP.
Here’s a look at some of the local headlines people across the country saw on how President Biden and Vice President Harris are lowering costs:
- In Wisconsin: Up North News: 1.5 Million Wisconsinites Eligible for Free or Low-Cost Internet Under New Biden Program
- In Pennsylvania: The Inquirer: Biden announces program offering discounted internet service
- In Nevada: Fox 5: New federal program will help connect Nevadans to high-speed internet
- In Arizona: Arizona’s Family: Biden starts program to provide discounted internet service
- In Michigan: Michigan Radio: The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans
- In North Carolina: WRAL: 20 internet providers – several with coverage in NC – to offer discounted service
- In New York: WGRZ: White House announces broadening broadband benefit
- In California: NBC San Diego: 20 Companies Offering Low-Cost Internet as Part of White House Plan
- In West Virginia: WVNews: White House says internet providers to discount fee for poor
- In South Carolina: News19: You could soon qualify for free or reduced internet access
- In Tennessee: NewsChannel5: Tennesseans could see gap close in internet divide
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