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Millions of Low-Income Families Set to Lose Internet Subsidies

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“The $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program provides low-income households up to $30 off their internet bill each month, and households living on eligible tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 a month. More than 23 million households receive either reduced bills or effectively free internet service through the program. But federal officials began winding down the program early last month, when they stopped accepting new applications and enrollments.”

 

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