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Statement on the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act of 2024

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 10, 2023 EducationSuperHighway is proud to join over 400 organizations that endorse The Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act of 2024 and applaud Representatives Clarke (D-NY), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Torres (D-NY), Dingell (D-MI), Soto (D-FL), Lawler (R-NY), D’Esposito (R-NY) and Molinaro (R-NY), and Senators Welch (D-VT), Vance (R-OH), Cramer (R-ND) and Rosen (D-NV), for their leadership on this bipartisan legislation.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is critical to closing the broadband affordability gap, which keeps 17 million U.S. households offline and is two-thirds of our nation’s digital divide. Over 22M U.S. households rely on the ACP to get internet service and stay connected to the digital economy, education, healthcare, the social safety net, and critical government services.

As states prepare to make the most significant broadband investments in history using their Broadband Access, Equity, and Deployment (BEAD) allocation, we have an unprecedented opportunity to bridge America’s digital divide.

We urge Congress to take action to fund this popular program with bipartisan support.

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