Some American families may soon see a bit of relief from the cost of internet service. A new government program aims to help qualifying households get online by providing monthly financial credits for broadband service, as well as a computer discount. 

On Feb. 25, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to implement an Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB program) that will help subsidize the cost of internet service for qualified low-income households. The program launched on May 12, 2021 and will cost $3.2 billion. 

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