Americans can start applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic.
The $3.2 billion program is part of the $900 billion December pandemic-relief package. Millions of Americans did not have access to, and could not afford, broadband during the pandemic, a time when jobs, school and health care was moving online.
According to the Associated Press, it’s unclear how long the money will last, but it’s expected to be several months.
Tens of millions of people are eligible for the assistance,...