Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring Internet Providers To Offer $15 Plans To Low-Income Households

The bill requires internet providers to offer qualified households a monthly plan for $15.

Video Transcript

- A new effort in New York to bridge the digital divide. This morning, Governor Cuomo signed a bill to provide affordable high-speed internet to low-income families.

ANDREW CUOMO: And these internet packages are often very, very expensive, because they bundle it with TV and with this. And it can be hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year.

- The bill requires internet providers to offer a $15 per month plan. The average cost of basic high-speed plan is about $50. Those who qualify include households receiving assistance from nutrition programs, Medicaid benefits, or senior citizen and disability rent increase exemptions.