39% of Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees live in Red States
Recon Analytics recently conducted the largest survey run to date to assess whether consumers eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) are actually enrolling and if so, what they are using their ACP funds for. We asked 29,141 ACP-eligible Americans if they use ACP, and, if so, for what. The big question inside the Beltway is whether funding the ACP is a good use of taxpayer dollars. The ReconAnalytics survey indicates that if Congress is interested in seeing itself reelected, extending the ACP funding might be a good idea. When we compare ACP enrollment across Red states and Blue states (defined by the party that won the last senatorial election in the state), we observe that the percentage of households that would lose access to the internet is higher in Red states than in Blue. 39% of ACP enrollees live in Red States and 34% live in Blue States. Members of Congress ignore this reality at their peril. But what about the enrollees, what are they using their ACP subsidy for? Consider that the largest proportion of households at risk of losing ACP are ones with school-age children. No surprise then that our survey reveals that these same households use their ACP subsidy for school work online.
39% of Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees live in Red States — Entner