Joe Biden thinks that poor people should have the same gaming experience as rich people. He’s just inked a deal with 20 internet providers that would give the poor access to high-speed internet for just $30 a month.
He also announced a subsidy for low-income households that will pay up to $30 for internet access, effectively making the plan free for qualifying households.
As with the Obamaphones, the question isn’t whether the program is useful, but rather, is it something the federal government should be doing?
There are other ways to connect to the internet than broadband. Dial-up internet is still widely available, as is DSL — faster than dial-up and a little cheaper. So why choose the most expensive option? Even if you’re claiming that access to the internet is a “necessity,” where is it written that the access has to be broadband?
The president, during a
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