1.6 million California households enrolled in affordable internet program

The White House is expected to announce Thursday that 1.6 million California households have signed up for an affordable internet program made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act that President Biden signed in November.

The Affordable Internet Program enables households to reduce their monthly Internet bill by up to $30 per month. Households on tribal lands can reduce their costs by up to $75 per month. California has the most enrollees of any state, according to the White House.

The program is administered by the Federal Communications Commission and was made possible with $65 billion in funding from the 2021 law, which the Biden administration has touted as a job creator that will overhaul struggling infrastructure. of America and stimulate the economy.

The law is expected to fund construction projects across the country over the next five years.

Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to tout the measure Thursday during a visit to Charlotte, North Carolina. Harris is also expected to ask Governor Gavin Newsom to increase enrollment by promoting the program to Californians.

Los Angeles Times

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