The African American Mayors Association Urges Extension of Affordable Connectivity Program Funding

“The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) has urged congressional leaders to extend funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides high-speed internet service to low-income households nationwide. The coalition issued a statement on Jan. 25. “We need Congress to act now to extend the ACP,” the letter reads. “If Congress does not act, ACP funding will be exhausted by this April, leaving millions of students and families without access to the Internet. The ACP empowers low-income communities. Access to broadband equips low-income families to compete for better-paying jobs, take advantage of remote work, and more. It is particularly important for communities of color, who have historically been left behind in the digital revolution.””

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