Making Strides on Broadband Affordability

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that having access to high-speed internet is critically
important – and that access is unavailable to many low-income families, often because of cost.
In 2021, the Office of the State Comptroller reported that more than 1 million (roughly 14
percent) New York households lacked access to broadband.1 Two federal programs—the
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and the Affordable Connectivity Program—have been
established to address these disparities in access and are demonstrating positive results.

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Extending affordable internet can be a much-needed bipartisan victory

September 22, 2023
Congress is veering toward a potential government shutdown as early as next month, with no sign that the ongoing partisan divide over the budget will end anytime soon. So now,...

A step closer to tech equity through broadband expansion

September 15, 2023
Reliable internet service is so important to modern-day lifestyles that it can almost be considered an essential household utility. But far too many people don’t have access to broadband service...

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US Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative working to engage the local community in a discussion about technology and how it can improve the lives of local residents for their benefit and the benefit of the community as a whole.

Our mission is to engage with citizens and community stakeholders in USA to provide information on how technology can work to have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live in our communities.