The United States government has released two new broadband funding initiatives which would help provide temporary relief after the pandemic brought unwelcomed stress on the nation’s broadband infrastructure. This also highlighted the millions of Americans who were left struggling with no internet while we made the overnight shift to virtual school, telemedicine, and remote work.
Of the $10 billion being allotted to bring Americans more affordable internet, $ 3.2 billion will pay $50 per month to cover costs for all Americans who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000. Recipients of food stamps, Medicaid, federal Pell grant, and others are also eligible. The other $7 billion will go towards a federal program that will aim to help schools and libraries get more students online as the concept of remote learning continues to grow prominence.
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