FCC Unveils $3.2 Billion Plan to Help Struggling Americans Afford Broadband

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The FCC on Thursday unveiled a new program that will dole out some much needed financial help to Americans stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide.

During the pandemic, countless Americans have struggled to afford basic utilities and services, including broadband. An estimated 42 million Americans lack access to any broadband whatsoever. Tens of millions more can’t afford service thanks to the ongoing monopolization of the US telecom sector resulting in a lack of meaningful competition.

To tackle the problem, Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act…

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