"A surprising number of Americans can get $50 each month from the new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit. That includes tens of millions who lost work during the pandemic." - The Washington Post wrote.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, was launched Wednesday to help a surprisingly wide range of people hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic. It can pay $50 every month towards the cost of your Internet service, and it is available to all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000, among others. With $3.2 billion up for grabs, the EBB is the largest federal program to help with Internet bills in the three decades Americans have been going online.
Internet connection is really important as electricity and water in American's life.
The covid pandemic has clearly shown the importance of being connected to the internet. We have changed the way from working in the office to working remotely; students can also learn online without going to school and more. The Internet has become an integral part of American life, like water or electricity. Because of that importance, the government has provided a relief package to help people not fall behind. According to The Washington Post, Lawmakers authorized the EBB in December as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package.
Article received from The Washington Post.