New York Announces More Than 1 Million Households Are Enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program

Gov Kathy Hochul (D-NY) announced that one million qualifying New York households have enrolled in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a nationwide subsidy to expand broadband access to low-income households. Earlier this year, the Governor launched a multi-agency outreach initiative to build awareness of the program and encourage eligible households to enroll. New York is one of the leading states in the nation for ACP enrollment with 30 percent of eligible households currently taking advantage of this federal benefit. Eligible New York households are now collecting more than $360 million in annual subsidies. The multi-agency, multi-pronged outreach effort led by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and Empire State Development continues to increase the number of eligible enrollees daily. DPS and its partner agencies have coordinated with community groups, working groups, and state associations statewide, with the Governor's ConnectALL initiative to increase enrollment among eligible New Yorkers. 

Governor Hochul Announces More Than 1 Million Households Enrolled in Federal Affordable Connectivity Program