Biden Bits: There Are Two…

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When Biden Bits was posted for Monday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 9 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 10 tweets and 0 retweets.

The YouTube is 21 minutes and 49 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: You know, the need for high-speed Internet is — is a little bit like what used to be probably what my grandfather talked about: needing to have a telephone.  It’s pretty consequential.  And it’s only going to keep growing, this need.  High-speed Internet is not a luxury any longer, it’s a necessity. 

President Biden: That’s why — that’s why, in November, when we passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, we also created something called the Affordable Connectivity Program.  I refuse to call it the “ACP.”  (Laughter.)  I am so tired of acronyms in Washington.  I can’t stand it.  (Applause.)  I cannot stand it.  But I’m going to have to learn, aren’t I?  (Laughter.) 

President Biden: Here’s how it works: If your household income is twice the federal poverty level or less — that’s about $55,000 per year for a family of four or $27,000 for an individual — or a member of your household is on Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income or a number of other programs, you’re eligible to — for affordably connect — the Affordable Connectivity Program. Nearly 40 percent of the households in America qualify.  And if you qualify, you’re going to get a $30 credit per month toward your Internet bill, which me- — which most folks — will mean they get on for nothing.  Look — zero.

President Biden: Well, look, we secured commitments from 20 providers — most of whom are here in the garden today.  Going to lower prices for high-speed Internet for tens of millions of households.  So, now families who are eligible can select a plan from pr- — a participating provider and receive high-speed Internet at no cost, in most cases.

The video snip is 15 seconds long.

President Biden: A few minutes ago, I was just out in the Rose Garden announcing a program we put together that allows people to get high-speed internet. And a significant number of those people get it for free. High-speed internet. To learn if you qualify go to getinternet.gov.

President Biden: In addition, more than 30 million Americans live in places where the speeds are too slow or where there is no broadband and there’s no infrastructure at all.  That’s especially true in rural communities.  And as I said at the start: Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re delivering high-speed Internet infrastructure to every part of the country.  And I mean that literally — every part of the country. 

President Biden: For example, my administration is taking steps to put a stop to the exclusive deals that landlords make with Internet companies.  Because [of] those sweetheart arrangements, millions of Americans who live in apartment buildings only have one Internet option.  And they — they can stop — if they can stop those exclusive deals, then families will have options to choose a provider that they want, and that means companies will have to compete for their business, which in turn means lower prices.  

The YouTube of the bill signing is 3 minutes and 9 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

For Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief. “This morning”, which is to say 30 minutes before noon, President Biden will deliver remarks on his plans to help ease inflation. This afternoon President Biden will a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy.

President Biden has tweeted…

He’s tweeted 1 time so far. He’ll add 1 tweet when his remarks start.

I gave him until 11:55 a.m. D.C., time before writing that he’s late.

And there it is…

President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. D.C., time.

The daily press briefing his scheduled for 2:30 p.m. D.C., time.

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