Released: May 17, 2021
Verizon is using a government discount to force you onto a new data plan
Source: Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
The government has a new program to help Americans pay their Internet bills. Unfortunately, companies like Verizon are twisting it into an opportunity for an upsell.
Last week, I wrote about the arrival of the Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, the largest federal program ever to help people afford Internet access. The EBB can cut $50 off monthly Internet bills and is available to tens of millions of Americans hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic.
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