White House program will make broadband more affordable


White House program will make broadband more affordable

The Biden administration has announced a program to increase access and lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible participants.

President Biden, during a press conference Monday, said the effort will reach 80 percent of Americans including 50 percent of rural areas.

“Allowing millions of workers to do their job remotely, allowing small businesses to stay afloat and the strength of their online sales, allowing farmers to use precision agriculture technology to improve their yields,” he says.

Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, tells Brownfield the Affordable Connectivity Program is working with 20 providers to lower or eliminate costs for eligible households.

“We have a very clear vision which is to make sure every household in the country has reliable, affordable high-speed broadband internet and we are working hard towards that goal,” he explains.

The National Farmers Union says reliable and affordable high-speed internet is a necessity and the announcement can help Rural America reach its full potential.

Visit getinternet.gov to find out how to qualify.

Brownfield interviews Bharat Ramamurti