North Carolina Representatives, Superintendents Rally to Save Affordable Connectivity Program

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The Affordability Connectivity Program, a federal program that helped lower-income households pay their Internet bills and connect to the Internet, fully expires at the end of May, but Rep Kathy Manning (D-NC) is calling for it to continue. Rep Manning enlisted Guilford County and Rockingham County schools superintendents and State Senator Michael Garrett (D-27), to help make the case. Rockingham County Superintendent John Stover said the school district invested effort and dollars, alongside other partners, toward expanding infrastructure for families to access the Internet in the county. "I really hope that the Affordable Connectivity Program is not one of those programs that gets cut off at the knees, and I'm really worried about it," he said. "The worst thing we could do is have all that infrastructure in place and then, at the most crucial time, cut it for our families."

N.C. Reps, Superintendents Rally to Save Affordable Connectivity Program