Communications Workers of America and Microsoft Launch “Get Connected” Initiative to Boost Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Microsoft launched “Get Connected,” an initiative to boost enrollment in the Federal Communication Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program, at a community Labor Day festival in Atlanta (GA). Additional events are planned throughout September and early October in Detroit (MI), Memphis (TN), New York City (NY), and rural North Carolina. In each city, CWA and Microsoft will work with local public housing authorities and other community partners to publicize the events and pre-qualify residents for the Affordable Connectivity Program. On the day of each event, volunteers from Microsoft and CWA will help residents complete their Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment. Service providers that offer no-cost high-speed broadband plans to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees will be available on-site to sign residents up for service. This partnership builds on the groundbreaking labor neutrality agreement between CWA and Microsoft, announced in June 2022, which includes a commitment to collaborate on technology adoption and skill-building programs.
Communications Workers of America and Microsoft Launch “Get Connected” Initiative for Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment