Congress needs to pass legislation to keep low-income Americans on the internet | Opinion

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“Unless Congress acts soon, a federal program that connects low-income Americans to the internet, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), will run out of money, and the fallout will not only impact millions of low-income internet users but the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide them service. Bipartisan legislation, the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act, which will provide $7 billion in funding has been introduced in Congress, but at least one analyst, New Street Research’s Blair Levin, gives the bill less than a 50 percent chance of passage before ACP completely runs out of funds this spring, according to a report in Fierce Telecom.”

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