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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Latest Update


Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Latest Update
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Latest Update

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has provided affordable high-speed internet to more than 900,000 households in North Carolina alone, helping 23 million Americans nationwide. However, unless Congress extends funding for the program by the end of this month, many households could lose access to this service. 


Tens of millions of Americans could see skyrocketing internet bills this spring or maybe abruptly kicked off their plans — the Biden administration said Tuesday, April 2, 2024.


In April, the program will only offer partial benefits, and without additional funding from Congress, it is expected to end completely in May, leaving 23 million Americans at risk of losing affordable internet access. 


The program is helping people save $30 to $75 each month on their internet bills. Starting in May, households will see changes in their bill, if funding is not extended. While full program support will no longer be available, a limited amount of funding will remain, which will be applied to households already enrolled in the program, provided their internet provider chooses to participate in partial reimbursement. 


The president supports a long-term solution, calling on Congress to come up with a sustainable solution that will last through the remainder of 2024. During a visit to Raleigh in January, President Biden emphasized the importance of affordable, high-speed internet as an absolute necessity, likening his broadband initiative to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1936 Rural Electrification Act.


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