WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration has secured commitments from 20 web suppliers together with Verizon (NYSE:), Comcast (NASDAQ:) and AT&T (NYSE:) to chop costs or enhance web speeds for thousands and thousands of U.S. households, administration officers mentioned.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will unveil the agreements on Monday at a ceremony with executives from corporations that present web providers.
The commitments are a part of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which is a facet of the infrastructure legislation handed with help from Republicans and Democrats final 12 months. It helps eligible American households cut back their web payments by as a lot as $30 a 12 months, the White House mentioned.
With the brand new commitments, tens of thousands and thousands of households which can be eligible for the ACP will obtain web service freed from cost, it mentioned.
Households with low incomes can qualify for this system. Receiving federal help by way of different packages, corresponding to meals subsidies or the Medicaid low-income medical insurance packages, additionally makes a family eligible.
A senior administration official instructed reporters on a convention name that the businesses had made the commitments voluntarily.