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U.S. agency moves to finalize rules for new $3.2 bln low-income internet subsidy

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The Federal CommunicationsCommission said Monday it is moving to finalize rules for a newtemporary $3.2 billion program funded by Congress to providelower-income Americans with discounts on monthly internetservice and on a laptop or tablet computer.

Internet access has become even more critical during theCOVID-19 pandemic as millions of children attend school online.The discounts are worth up to $50 a month for internet service,and up to $75 on Tribal Lands.(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)