New federal program offers $50-a-month internet discount for low-income households

Low-income households can receive a $50 discount on their internet service thanks to a new federal program that starts Wednesday.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program is intended to help families pay for high-speed internet, which has become essential for work and school during the coronavirus pandemic.
The $3.2 billion program will be applied directly to consumers’ bills, with 825 internet providers being part of the initiative, according to the commission. The internet subsidy was funded …

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