Affordable broadband for low-income students

From Inside Higher Ed: “Tucked into a nearly 2,700-page bipartisan infrastructure package currently under consideration by the Senate is a provision that would ensure low-income college students can continue to have their broadband needs met, even when campuses reopen and the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. A provision in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would create the ‘Affordable Connectivity Program,’ an extension of the temporary ‘Emergency Broadband Benefit’ passed by Congress last December to provide discounted broadband service to eligible low-income households, including Pell Grant recipients.”

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