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How to Bridge the Digital Divide? Assessing the Affordable Connectivity Program
Last year's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocated $65 billion toward addressing disparities in broadband access across the nation. A key component of the legislation, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), subsidizes broadband subscriptions for low-income households. However, participation in the program has been low so far, suggesting that the ACP may not yet be reaching many of the underserved households that the legislation targeted.This article explores the background of the Affordable Connectivity Program and its participation levels across the Fifth District in its ...