Some American families may soon see a bit of relief from the cost of internet service. A new government program aims to help qualifying households get online by providing monthly financial credits for broadband service, as well as a computer discount.
The program will provide qualifying households with a $50 credit on their internet bill each month. This credit increases to $75/mo. for those who live on Tribal lands. All eligible households can also get up to $100 off a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, but they’ll have to pay between $10 and $50 themselves, and they’ll have to purchase it through their internet service provider (ISP). Unfortunately, Cox and Windstream are the only major providers that have opted in to the device portion of the benefit so far.
Click here to learn more about the qualifying program.