CWA Supports Additional Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program and other Urgent Needs
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday President Biden submitted a request to Congress for an additional $6 billion to continue to make affordable, high-speed internet service available to tens of millions of households through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
CWA members have a longstanding commitment to making sure that every household in America has reliable high-speed internet service, and we have been strong advocates for the Affordable Connectivity Program. We are proud of the contribution we make by building, maintaining, and supporting our nation’s communications infrastructure, and we have seen firsthand the impact that the digital divide has had on low income, rural and tribal communities.
Without this additional funding, millions of families will be cut off from critical healthcare services, educational resources, and job opportunities. Broadband infrastructure projects could be curtailed if fewer customers are able to afford service.
We urge Congressional leaders to support this funding request and to work with us to ensure that internet service remains affordable for everyone.