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applegrove

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Wed Apr 3, 2024, 12:03 AM Apr 3

GOP PUTS BROADBAND ACCESS AT RISK FOR MILLIONS BY REFUSING TO FUND AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM [View all]

GOP PUTS BROADBAND ACCESS AT RISK FOR MILLIONS BY REFUSING TO FUND AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

SARAH JONES AND JASON EASLEY FEATURED NEWS TUE, APR 2ND, 2024

https://www.politicususa.com/2024/04/02/republicans-affordable-connectivity-program.html/amp

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House Republicans are risking internet access for tens of millions of Americans by refusing to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program.

According to a fact sheet provided by the White House:

High-speed internet is necessary for Americans to participate in school, do their jobs, access health care, and stay connected. But too many Americans can’t afford the cost of a monthly connection if they have access to a connection at all. To change that, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, the largest internet affordability program in our nation’s history.

Republicans push the false claim that the programs like the ACP benefit liberals or people in cities when it is red states and rural America who benefit the most. For example, in Alaska, 1 in 11 internet customers in the state save money on internet access via the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). In Texas, 1.7 million households save money on high-speed internet.

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Applegrove:

We need a list of all the things Trump is doing to hurt rural people. Things like population collapse when Trump expels millions of Latino people for their lack of legal status where growth will tank. A whole list. Think how internet connectivity will get people out of poverty.

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