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ACP funds to expire

Within about a year, it’s estimated that funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which plays a key role in addressing the digital divide, will expire. While the ACP’s expiration would threaten connectivity for over 18 million households across the country, the most negative impact would be felt in rural communities.

The ACP’s expiration would greatly harm the affordability efforts that’ve been made over the past few years in rural areas. Starting with the Trump Administration’s Emergency Broadband Benefit, which then transitioned to the ACP, over the last few years federal broad...


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