“Nearly one in five Texas households will get some bad news in the coming days: The price they pay for the internet will spike unless Congress acts quickly. Today, more than 1.7 million Texas households and nearly 23 million households nationwide are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a $30 monthly subsidy designed to ensure that low-income Americans are connected to the internet. But here in Texas and across the nation, we are at an important crossroads. Despite bipartisan support for additional ACP funding, and a White House request for supplemental appropriation, the ACP will run out of funding as soon as April. Internet service providers may already be sending customers the unsettling notice that their subsidies will end.”
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