More Internet Access For Schools Means Higher Phone Bills For Consumers

Dec 16, 2014 fcc, high speed internet, internet access, 0 Comments


Federal officials voted to increase funding for High Speed Internet access to schools and libraries across the United States Thursday. That means, in order to pay for the increase, consumer phone bills will go up slightly in 2015.

The price bump is expected to be close to about 16 cents per month, which totals about $1.92 per year.

“Today we choose a future where all American kids have access to digital-age learning no matter who they are, where they live or where they go to school,” said Jessica Rosenworcel, the Democratic FCC Commissioner.

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to increase a federal subsidy fund that covers cost to schools and libraries by $1.5 billion per year. This increase is expected to help bring many more schools online.


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