NARUC’s Telecom Committee voted today to pass its resolution supporting congressional funding for the ACP. See page 3 here for the resolution.
Below is a statement from David B. Dorwart, Chairman of the National Lifeline Association (NaLA) on the resolution:
“The National Lifeline Association (NaLA) supports NARUC’s Resolution Supporting Permanent Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Whether through annual appropriations or the Universal Service Fund, it is critical that Congress act to ensure that this vital program not run out of funds next year. Failure to act in a timely manner risks cutting off nearly 20 million American families from the internet and all that digital connectivity enables – from personal well-being to a well-functioning economy. NaLA applauds NARUC’s track record of leadership on ensuring that low-income American families can get and stay connected to affordable broadband services each and every month.”