Statement on the ACP Extension Act of 2024

Today, Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Representatives Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the ACP Extension Act of 2024 that would provide $7 billion to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom President & CEO.

The ACP helps nearly 23 million low-income American households access affordable, reliable broadband. And yet, despite the program’s immense success, its funding is expected to run out in a matter of months. The ACP Extension Act of 2024 is a critical and common-sense step towards keeping these millions of families online and fulfilling our nation’s bipartisan commitment to bridging the digital divide once and for all.