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Biden administration to expand high-speed broadband access

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Wednesday, President Biden was in Illinois to talk about ways his administration plans to help rural communities and farmers get access to more tools and services to help them be more profitable and sustainable in the future. One of these topics was centered on high-speed broadband and the quest to make it not only accessible but affordable.

National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti says this week’s announcement builds on a program to reduce the cost of broadband products by $30 per month for rural areas.

The announcement means that the 20 companies that the White House has engaged with will honor this plan going forward.

Households will qualify under participation in certain government programs. And for the areas lacking the service, there will be options to build up that infrastructure.

You can learn more about the program at getinternet.com.