Biden Administration Reduces High-Speed Internet Costs for Millions of Americans

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President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that they have secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Vice President worked with Democrats and Republicans to create the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/month (or $75/month on Tribal lands). To ensure the most efficient use of those public dollars and to deliver maximum cost savings to families, the Biden-Harris Administration has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers—covering more than 80 percent of the US population across urban, suburban, and rural areas—to either increase speeds or cut prices, making sure they all offer ACP-eligible households high-speed, high-quality internet plans for no more than $30/month. The commitments will allow tens of millions of ACP-eligible households to receive high-speed internet at no cost. The Biden-Harris Administration is also launching a comprehensive effort to make sure as many ACP-eligible households as possible take advantage of this new program.

FACT SHEET: President Biden and Vice President Harris Reduce High-Speed Internet Costs for Millions of Americans Biden, Internet Providers Seek to Boost Adoption of Subsidized Broadband (Wall Street Journal) White House: We Persuaded 20 Providers to Offer Faster and/or Lower-Cost ACP Services (telecompetitor)