We understand that having reliable and affordable access to the internet is essential for people in today’s digital world. That is why we are excited to introduce our affordable connectivity program, which is aimed at funding broadband subsidy reform to help bridge the digital divide and bring reliable internet access to more people.
Recently, Congress has taken meaningful steps to tackle broadband affordability and accessibility in rural and urban areas. The pandemic brought home to all of us how critical it is for all citizens to have robust broadband connectivity for work, school, healthcare, civic engagement, and more. This is why Congress passed and Verizon participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides subsidized internet services for eligible low-income households.
The ACP is a bipartisan, historic achievement in addressing affordability challenges. It allows tens of millions of eligible American households to receive a subsidy up to $30/month or $75/month on Tribal lands for high-speed internet service, which means they can access many of our home and mobile plans for free.
To date, almost 18 million American households have signed up for the program. However, current projections show that ACP funding could run out as soon as the first quarter of 2024. We believe Congress needs to develop a plan to keep the ACP program funded while also developing long-term reforms to current broadband subsidy programs to ensure they operate efficiently, avoid duplication, and target funding to those who need it most.
Our program aims to increase access to affordable high-speed internet for low-income households, rural communities, and underserved areas. By providing funding for broadband subsidy reform, we aim to create a more level playing field and enable more people to access the internet.
The need for internet access has become more evident than ever, especially since the pandemic began. With many people working and studying from home, reliable internet access has become essential. Unfortunately, many households do not have access to reliable internet services, and this is where our affordable connectivity program comes in.
Our program is designed to provide funding for broadband subsidy reform, which will help to increase access to affordable high-speed internet. This will enable more people to work, study, and connect with friends and family from the comfort of their homes.
Our program is aimed at low-income households, rural communities, and underserved areas, which have historically faced challenges accessing reliable internet services. By providing funding for broadband subsidy reform, we aim to help bridge the digital divide and ensure that more people have access to the internet.
We are committed to making sure that our program is accessible and easy to use. Our team is dedicated to providing assistance and support to help eligible households and communities apply for funding and access affordable high-speed internet services.
We believe that everyone should have access to reliable and affordable internet services. Our affordable connectivity program is a significant step towards achieving this goal, and we are excited to be part of this change.
We understand that access to the internet is essential for people to participate in modern society, and we are committed to making it more accessible and affordable for all. Our affordable connectivity program is designed to help bridge the digital divide and ensure that everyone has access to reliable and fast internet services.
Our program focuses on providing funding for broadband subsidy reform, which will help to make high-speed internet services more affordable and accessible for low-income households, rural communities, and underserved areas. This funding will help to cover the cost of installation, equipment, and monthly service fees, making it easier for eligible households and communities to access the internet.
We understand that there are many factors that contribute to the digital divide, including income, location, and education. Our program aims to address these issues by providing targeted support to those who need it the most. By focusing on low-income households, rural communities, and underserved areas, we aim to make sure that everyone has equal access to the internet.
We believe that our affordable connectivity program, which is aimed at funding broadband subsidy reform, is a significant step towards bridging the digital divide and ensuring that more people have access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet. Our commitment to providing assistance and support will help to make our program accessible and easy to use, enabling more people to work, study, and connect with friends and family from the comfort of their homes.
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