"Entitlements" is a maddening word, isn't it?
There are always people who abuse any system put in place to help people.
I think that in this particular case the program is being put into effect to help kids -- kids who don't have any control over how the money gets spent in their homes.
Maybe only families that have children enrolled in school should get free internet service?
Then again, you've increased the administrative costs. It's probably simply cheaper to give it to everyone.
I think I'm a bit biased, though, because I've been poor. Poor as in dad's out of town, mom's at home with 4 kids, no car, no money and no food so we're having popcorn for dinner, kind of poor.
But I've never been so poor that we had to live in public housing.
I can't even imagine that kind of poor.