WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Wide Range of Community Advocates and Industry Applaud President Joe Biden’s Efforts to Extend the Affordable Connectivity Program

The White House is requesting additional funds to strengthen the Affordable Connectivity Program by extending free and discounted high-speed internet for eligible households through December 2024. Lowering costs – including internet costs – for American families is a key part of the President’s Bidenomics agenda. In the 21st century, affordable, reliable high-speed internet is a necessity for Americans to do their jobs, participate equally in school learning, access health care, and stay connected. But too often, high costs create a barrier and tens of millions of families, students, and seniors are left without access to high-speed internet, or have to sacrifice other necessities to pay their internet bill, exacerbating underlying inequities.

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