ICYMI: BIDEN LOWERS COST OF INTERNET FOR MILLIONS OF FAMILIES

Nearly 40 Percent of Americans Will Qualify for Monthly Credit

In Case You Missed It – President Biden announced that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted prices to people with low incomes. The agreement, when combined with already-existing federal subsidies, will make tens of millions of households eligible for free internet service.

Access to the internet has become essential in today’s digital world. The American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have already begun to deliver across the country, expanding broadband in areas that lack service and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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KEY QUOTES:

  • President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

  • “This is a case where big business stepped up. We’re trying to get others to do the same thing,” Biden told the crowd to sustained applause. “It’s going to change peoples’ lives.”

  • The 20 internet companies that have agreed to lower their rates for eligible consumers provide service in areas where 80% of the U.S. population, including 50% of the rural population, live, the president said.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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