Vice President Kamala Harris discussed the Affordable Connectivity Program and the commitment from 20 internet providers to cut prices and increase speeds at a press conference today.
The Biden-Harris administration invested around $65 billion to make high-speed internet access affordable through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
“Through this program, if a member of your household receives SNAP benefits, Medicaid free or reduced-price school lunch or a number of other programs, or if your household makes below a certain income, then you are eligible to receive a discount on your monthly internet bill of $30 a month or $75 a month if you live on tribal lands,” Harris said.
Starting from big names in the telecom industry like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to smaller providers like Jackson energy Authority in Tennessee and Comporium in North Carolina all are part of the ACP.
The government has also launched an easy-to-use website: GetInternet.gov, to provide information about how Americans can sign up for ACP and look up the participating internet providers in their area.