Americans can now start applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic.
This $3.2 billion program is part of the $900 billion December pandemic-relief package. The government is increasing spending as the pandemic made stark that millions of Americans didn't have access and couldn't afford, broadband at a time when jobs, schools and health care were moving online.
According to a chairwoman of the FCC, this program is aimed at helping people who have had to sit in parking lots or outside a public library to catch a WiFi signal, as well as free household budgets that have been squeezed by the pandemic's impact economically.
To see if you are eligible, click here!