Biden administration secures affordable internet service commitments from 20 ISPs

At a White House event attended by CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced a program that will make high speed broadband more affordable for millions of Americans.

The Biden Administration has secured commitments from 20 internet service providers to offer plans for $30/month or less to households that are eligible for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.

"Making high quality broadband more affordable, along with the high labor standards for broadband buildout required by the bipartisan infrastructure bill, will help create and support good, union jobs," said Steffens. "We appreciate the Biden Administration's strong leadership on this issue."

CWA's Broadband Brigade members have been promoting the Affordable Connectivity Program in their communities. CWA-represented companies AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, and Altice are among those offering discounted plans. To learn more and find out if you are eligible, visit GetInternet.gov.

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Worker Power Update (CWA, May 12, 2022)