Why We Must Fund the Affordable Connectivity Program

In our increasingly digital world, in which the internet is the access point for education, employment, healthcare, and community, there is a looming threat that could jeopardize connectivity for 21 million Americans: the impending expiration of funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Far too many of our neighbors still lack affordable, reliable internet access, also known as the digital divide. Just before the pandemic, as many as 1 in 4 New Yorkers had no access to the internet at home—either through broadband or through their mobile devices.

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Verizon pledges free Internet for six months as ACP dies

April 18, 2024
Verizon said it will offer a discount to its "Verizon Forward" subscribers that will effectively make their Internet services free during a six-month promotional period. The company's offer arrives as...

Millions of Low-Income Families Set to Lose Internet Subsidies

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Phyllis Jackson, a retired administrative assistant in Monroeville, Pa., signed up for home internet service for the first time in about two decades early last year. She now regularly uses...

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