FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2022
Contact: Lyndsey Medsker
Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328
WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the White House launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program intended to close the U.S. digital divide by making reliable, high-speed internet affordable to many families in rural and urban communities.
The program will provide an estimated 48 million qualifying families with a $30/month benefit to apply towards a high-speed plan and get it at zero cost.
“Reliable and affordable high-speed internet is a necessity in today’s world whether you are a farmer or rancher accessing markets and precision agriculture or you and your family are connecting to your schools and jobs,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “Rural America can reach its full potential by connecting to the rest of the world.”
Participating providers include AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Comcast, and other providers who serve rural communities. More information is available at getinternet.gov.
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