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FCC says low-income internet subsidies are endangered as funding runs low

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that it will be forced to sunset its internet subsidy for low-income families, known as the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), in May if it doesn’t receive additional funding. The program is currently only funded through April this year, despite a White House push for a $6 billion extension.

CNN reports that today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate plan to submit a bill requesting its extension. The extension bill, reportedly called the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act, will be introduced in Congress tomorrow to provide a $7 billion extension for the program.

But the bill will have to overcome objections from Republicans in the House and Senate…

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