ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – One million qualifying New York households have enrolled in the federal affordable connectivity program according to Governor Kathy Hochul.
Earlier this year, Hochul launched an outreach initiative to build awareness of the program and encourage eligible households to enroll.
“The pandemic has showed us that, with so many households relying on the internet for work, education, and government services, New Yorkers need access to affordable, dependable broadband,” Governor Hochul said. “Thanks to the federal Affordable Connectivity Program and a multi-agency outreach effort in New York State, we’re connecting more eligible households to broadband subsidies than anywhere else in the nation. My administration remains committed to expanding affordable broadband, including through our $1 billion ConnectALL initiative, and helping eligible New Yorkers enroll in this important federal program.”
The federal program provides discounts of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible low-income households.
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