Connection Lost: Millions of low-income Texans are losing access to affordable broadband service

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“Nearly 23 million households have signed up for ACP since its 2021 launch. Roughly 1.7 million of those are in Texas, and 122,000 are in Bexar County. Experts have called the program the most successful government initiative for conquering the digital divide. Broadband service is increasingly necessary for anything from applying for jobs, doing homework and accessing health services, they point out. But with funding running out and Congress mired in another budget showdown, the Federal Communications Commission stopped accepting new ACP applications on Feb. 8 and warned users it will wind down the program as soon as April if lawmakers don’t act.”

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