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Affordable Connectivity Program Ends, Leaving 23 Million Low-Income Households at Risk of Losing Internet Access

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Today marks the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program, and Congress has yet to intervene. The critical federal initiative launched to support low-income Americans offers significant monthly discounts on high-speed internet — $30 for most and $75 in tribal areas. In just over two years, it’s been a digital lifeline for 23 million households with a notable impact on military families and communities of color. 

Black households, in particular, have relied heavily on these subsidies for access to essential services such as homework support, virtual health care, and employment training. These benefits extend through various community and national programs like Connected Nation, which have been instrumental in promoting digital literacy and connectivity, especially in underserved rural areas.

With the program’s closure, these communities stand at a precipice, potentially facing higher costs that could force tough choices between internet access and basic needs.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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