Letter to the editor: Congressional leaders must fund Affordable Connectivity Program

Ensuring more Mainers have high-speed internet connectivity has been a primary goal of our state’s over the last few years and for good reason – connectivity has become nothing short of a necessity in the digital age. However, a key tool in our efforts, the Affordable Connectivity Program, is at risk of running out of funding within the next year if Congress does not take urgent action. If this tool is allowed to expire, it will threaten the connectivity of the over 20 million American households enrolled in the program, including about 90,000 in Maine, as well as our broader rural broadband efforts.

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