US President Joe Biden Set to Announce Expansion of High-Speed Internet to Millions of Low-Income Households

The White House confirmed in a fact sheet released today that businesses have agreed to lower rates for millions of people who qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which was established by Biden’s infrastructure bill last year.

Biden had secured commitments from at least 20 leading internet providers to either increase speeds or cut prices, “making sure they all offer Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – eligible households high-speed, high-quality internet plans for no more than $30 a month. 

The 20 leading internet providers covered more than 80% of the U.S. population across urban, suburban, and rural areas. 

“From large providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon serving dozens of states, to smaller providers serving rural areas like Jackson Energy Authority in Tennessee and Comporium in North Carolina, the commitments will allow tens of millions of ACP-eligible households to receive high-speed internet at no cost,” the White said in a statement. 

On Monday afternoon, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will make an official announcement about the endeavor at the White House.

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