Congress owes it to Americans to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program

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“Last week, enrollment for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides discounts to low-income households struggling to afford internet service, was forced to close due to congressional inaction and lack of funding. During the rollout of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Congress appropriated $14.2 billion for the ACP. The program goes hand in hand with the infrastructure bill’s $65 billion investment in updating and expanding high-speed broadband across the country, providing an incentive for internet service providers to build high-speed connections to previously underserved areas and helping to ensure that newly served households will be able to afford the service coming to them.”

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