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The FCC has launched a $50-a-month subsidy for high-speed internet in low-income households, plus a $100 discount on a computer. Here’s who’s eligible, and how to apply.

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Applications have just opened for a $3.2 billion federal initiative to subsidize high-speed internet for low-income households.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program offers eligible households discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands.

The program, which launched Wednesday, also provides a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households.

The program is the biggest one yet to help households nationwide afford broadband service, the FCC said in February, after unanimously voting to formally adopt the details ⇒

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