FCC Reveals Plan To Make The Internet Cheaper For Some Americans
Under the proposal, low-income households would get a subsidy of $9.25 a month to help pay for broadband service.By Katie Link | March 8, 2016
A lot of people in America can't afford to get online, and the Federal Communications Commission wants to help change that. On Tuesday, regulators revealed a new plan to offer a discount on broadband service.
The new plan is an update to an existing plan called Lifeline. When it was created back in 1985 by then-President Ronald Reagan, it helped millions of people pay for landline phone service. Now, it could help millions connect to the Internet.
Perhaps the most notable change in the proposal is that low-income American households would get $9.25 a month to help offset the cost of broadband service.