A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced the "Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act" to provide $7 billion in additional funding for the ACP. The boost is designed to keep the program funded through the end of 2024.
US Senators Peter Welch (D-VT), JD Vance (R-OH), Jackie Rosen (D-NEV), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) have introduced the bill on the Senate side, with Representatives Yvette D. Clark (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) bringing the bill to the US House of Representatives where they are joined by original cosponsors Representatives Michael Lawler, Anthony D'Esposito, and Mark Molinaro.
“The ACP Extension Act will help ensure families, seniors, and workers in Vermont can continue to access this program, and in-turn continue to access high-speed, reliable broadband at an affordable rate. We’re going to keep working across the aisle and across the Capitol to deliver on this area of common ground agreement.” - Senator Peter Welch
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