FCC approves 319 firms for $3.2 bn Internet program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved 319 companies, including AT&T and Comcast — to participate in a temporary $3.2 billion program funded by Congress to provide lower-income Americans with discounts on monthly internet service and on purchasing laptops or tablet computer.
FCC Jessica Rosenworcel
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide households with discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands.  It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households.

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the commission would continue to approve additional providers and expected that Americans would soon be able to enroll in the program.