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U.S. agency finalizing rules for new $3.2 billion low-income internet subsidy
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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it is moving to finalize rules for a temporary $3.2 billion program funded by Congress to provide lower-income Americans with discounts on monthly internet service and on purchasing a laptop or tablet computer. Internet access has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic as millions of children attend school online. The discounts are worth up to $50 a month for internet service, and up to $75 on Tribal Lands. Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said Monday she was circulating for a vote a report and final order to establish rules for the program. "From work to healthcare to education, this crisis has made it clear that without an internet connection too many households are locked out of ...Read More on Datafloq
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