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[News] Internet discount program misses crucial funding vehicle

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The following article was published by Axios:

The government funding package unveiled Thursday doesn't include an internet subsidy that more than 23 million Americans rely on.

Why it matters: The appropriations package was one of the last viable ways to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program before it dries up at the end of April.

Threat level: Low-income households are poised to lose the $30 monthly discount, and many of those families would lose internet access altogether.

Affordable Broadband Campaign spokesperson Gigi Sohn: "It's clear that the congressional appropriations process is ill-suited to fund critical priorities like universal broadband access. We're in a moment of crisis and need a better solution."

The full article is available here.

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