Kelly to Congress: reauthorize internet funds

KS Governor Laura Kelly

(KAIR)--Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, on Tuesday, announced that she and a bipartisan group of 25 other governors signed onto a letter calling on congressional leadership to reauthorize funding to make internet access affordable.

According to a release from Kelly's office, the Affordable Connectivity Program, known as ACP, provides lower-income families the ability to pay for high-speed internet - expanding access to high-speed internet across Kansas. It is projected that the ACP will run out of funding as early as April 2024. Reauthorization of the funding means that more than 21 million households across the country, including over 126,000 Kansans, will remain connected to the internet.

Kelly, in the release, explains why she's joined the other governors in signing the letter, saying that "access to high-speed internet is essential to how we learn, how we work, and how we communicate with our friends and family in today- global economy,” adding that "Congress should reauthorize this funding so that all Kansans can participate fully in our society.”

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