Net Neutrality also needs restored, whose abolition by GOP puppet Pai only served to reinforce providers' monopolies.

That said, I applaud these subsidies and the efforts to make them permanent, too. For better or worse (*cough* social media), the 'net has become an integral part of modern life, to the point that being excluded from it not only makes it harder to keep in touch with society, but also find employment and increase education.

Society needs to ensure a level playing field.

Millions of low-income Americans to get up to $50 subsidies for their monthly Internet bills under newly finalized U.S. program:

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