FCC ends affordable internet program due to lack of funds | CNN Business

Washington CNN  — 

The Affordable Connectivity Program, which helped low-income Americans get online, is no more.

On Friday, the US government announced the final closure of the broadly popular federal program, which has helped tens of millions of households afford internet service, after Republicans in Congress ignored calls by consumer advocates and Democratic lawmakers to approve more funding this spring.

The program’s lapse threatens to throw nearly 60 million Americans into financial distress, CNN has reported.

The program officially ends on June 1, said the Federal Communications Commission, which administered the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

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