United States.- High-speed Internet service is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. But many families go without high-speed Internet because of the cost or other necessities that have to be deducted to pay for monthly Internet service payments.
Reducing prices, including the cost of high-speed Internet service, is President Biden’s top priority.
This Monday, President Biden announced that he has secured commitments from the private sector that will reduce high-speed internet costs for millions of American households.
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As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the President and Vice President worked with Democrats and Republicans to create the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which enables millions of American households to reduce their utility costs to the Internet by $30/month . (or $75/month on tribal land).
To ensure the most efficient use of those public dollars and provide families with maximum cost savings, the Biden administration has secured commitments from 20 major Internet providers, which serve more than 80% of the U.S. in urban, suburban and rural areas. serving the population. – Either to increase speeds or reduce prices, ensuring everyone offers high-speed, high-quality Internet plans for no more than $30 per month to ACP-eligible families.
From large providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon serving dozens of states, to smaller providers such as the Jackson Energy Authority in Tennessee and Comorium in North Carolina, to smaller providers serving rural areas, the commitments have helped millions of ACP-eligible households receive high-speed services. will be allowed to do. free internet.
The Biden-Harris administration is launching a massive effort to ensure that more ACP-eligible families take advantage of this new program:
- GetInternet.gov. launch of
- Reach eligible families through federal agencies
- Connectivity with states and cities
- Collaboration with public interest organizations
Today’s announcement is just one part of the president’s strategy to lower the cost of high-speed Internet for all Americans. New grant programs that provide billions of dollars to build broadband infrastructure will require providers to provide affordable Internet options.
The new rules will soon require providers to display a “broadband nutrition label” that will make it easier to compare prices to get the best deals on the Internet.
The FCC has adopted rules to restrict preferential treatment between Internet providers and landlords that restrict the Internet options available to the millions of Americans living in apartment buildings.
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And the president’s competitive agenda is focused on giving Americans better Internet service options where they live, lowering prices and increasing service quality.