The White House is requesting additional funds to strengthen the Affordable Connectivity Program by extending free and discounted high-speed internet for eligible households through December 2024. Lowering costs – including internet costs – for American families is a key part of the President’s Bidenomics agenda. In the 21st century, affordable, reliable high-speed internet is a necessity for Americans to do their jobs, participate equally in school learning, access health care, and stay connected. But too often, high costs create a barrier and tens of millions of families, students, and seniors are left without access to high-speed internet, or have to sacrifice other necessities to pay their internet bill, exacerbating underlying inequities.
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