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More than 75,000 Utahns could lose access to the internet in May



Salt Lake City, Utah – Soon, tens of thousands of Utahns might have to forgo internet service completely or pay a significantly higher price for it.

The last day of the Affordable Connectivity Program is May 30.

It paid for a sizable amount of the internet bills for roughly 23 million consumers nationwide.

Its finances are running low as May approaches.

About 75,000 Utahns are registered in the ACP, according to the FCC.

The initiative would cover $30 of the monthly internet fee for anyone receiving federal assistance such as Pell Grants, SNAP, free or reduced-price lunches, or other federal support.

Additionally, the ACP would provide $100 toward a gadget—such as a tablet or laptop.

Congress has not allocated any further funds for the program, which got its start in 2021 during the coronavirus pandemic.

All participants in the program will once more be required to pay the full cost of their internet connection as of May.

Due to a shortage of money, the FCC declared in March that the program will stop in May.

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