Economic Standard: New Year Offers Congress Second Chance to Extend ACP

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“With each new year comes new beginnings and, along with it, a new opportunity for Congress to do right by the American people. One way Congress can do right is by strongly considering a new bipartisan, bicameral proposal to extend the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Appropriately named, the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act, this important piece of legislation would, if passed, provide the ACP with a critical $7 billion lifeline to continue operating. First created in 2021 and operated by the Federal Communications Commission, this important program provides disadvantaged households with a discount on broadband service that is good for up to $30 per month, or $75 per month for those residing on tribal lands. In addition, eligible households may receive a one-time discount of up to $100 that can be used to purchase equipment like a laptop, tablet, or other electronic device.”

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