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Sen. Gillibrand pushes to restore affordable internet program

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working to restore a program that helps New Yorkers afford broadband internet. She is advocating for the Secure and Affordable Broadband Extension Act, which would provide $6 billion to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).


The ACP, which offered eligible households up to $30 per month for internet service and a $100 discount for devices, stopped accepting new applications in February due to depleted funds. The program ended in May, leaving many New Yorkers without financial assistance for internet access.

Gillibrand stressed the importance of the ACP, noting it connected over 1.7 million New York households to vital services like job boards and telehealth. She aims to extend the program through the end of the year with the new funding, ensuring families can maintain their internet connections.



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