FCC Commissioner: Ending affordable internet is a gut punch to US prosperity

“The Affordable Connectivity Program helps 23 million American households afford the internet. But on Feb. 8, the program began winding down due to a lack of funding. Today, new households no longer can enroll. Soon, current households will confront a choice between bill shock and disconnection. We cannot let this happen. Established in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Affordable Connectivity Program connects low-income households to high-quality internet access service, often for free. Americans in all 50 states use it — from 130,000 households in my home state of Kansas to 1.1 million in Ohio and 270,000 in Nevada.” 

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