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Internet price hikes for low-income Americans could begin in May as federal funds run dry, FCC says

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The US government has announced that it will only be able to pay about half of what low-income Americans are eligible for under a federal benefits program that is running out of money. The Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides monthly discounts on internet service to over 23 million US households, will only be able to provide partial benefits in May before shutting down completely. Subscribers can expect to receive only 46% of their usual benefit next month. Without help, many subscribers may have to choose between paying for internet or putting food on the table.