Usa Washington city Mexico city Mexico City Government Citi Provident Usa Washington city Mexico city Mexico City

New program offers free internet service to 48 million households; see if you qualify

Reading now: 453
www.fox29.com

WASHINGTON - A new program launched by the Biden administration offers free internet service to some 48 million households in America.President Biden announced last week that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service — $30 a month — to people with low incomes.

Under the Affordable Connectivity Program, eligible Americans can receive $30 monthly subsidies, making internet service fully paid for with government assistance if they sign up with one of the participating providers.The 20 internet companies that have agreed to lower their rates provide service in areas where 80% of the U.S.

population, including 50% of the rural population, live, according to the White House. Participating companies that offer service on tribal lands are providing $75 rates in those areas, the equivalent of the federal government subsidy.Families of four earning about $55,000 annually are eligible.

Read more on fox29.com
The website covid-19.rehab is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

queen Elizabeth Ii II (Ii) - Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes after being towed from Hong Kong port - fox29.com - China - Hong Kong - county Bay - county Island - state Indiana - city Hong Kong
fox29.com
47%
482
Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes after being towed from Hong Kong port
A video frame grab from AFPTV footage show Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Restaurant, an iconic but aging tourist attraction designed like a Chinese imperial palace, being towed out of Aberdeen Harbour on June 14, 2022, after years of revitalization effo HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday.The restaurant encountered "adverse conditions" on Saturday as it was passing the Xisha Islands, also known as the Paracel Islands, in the South China Sea, and water entered the vessel and it began to tip, according to Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd.The company said no one was injured, but that efforts to save the vessel failed and it capsized on Sunday."As the water depth at the scene is over 1,000 meters, (it makes it) extremely difficult to carry out salvage works," it said in a statement.It said the company "is very saddened by this accident."File: The Jumbo floating restaurant, Aberdeen Bay, seen in 1991. (Photo by Edgar MC TRESSIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) The Jumbo Floating Restaurant, almost 80 meters (260 feet) in length, had been a landmark in Hong Kong for over four decades, serving Cantonese cuisine to over 3 million guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise.It closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and laid off all its staff.
DMCA