​​​​​​​Created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a monthly subsidy to help low-income households afford broadband internet service. However, the FCC has begun to wind down the ACP due to a projected lapse of funds unless Congress provides additional funding for the program. Feb. 7 is the last day that ACP will accept new applications and funding for the program is anticipated to run out in April. Affordability has always been a critical component of the successful adoption of rural broadband and now, we are urging Congress to ​act quickly before ACP funding runs out.

To this end, NRECA is providing a templated letter for co-ops to impress upon your congressional delegations the importance of the ACP and the significant impact that affordability has on rural broadband deployment.

We encourage you to personalize the highlighted portions of the letter to reflect the particulars of your co-op or state. If you plan to reach out to your congressional delegation, have questions on the letter, or wish to discuss it further, please contact Katie Culleton at katie.culleton@nreca.coop or 571-289-7301. ​