Over the last several years, the federal government has created a number of new financial aid programs for disadvantaged Americans amid ongoing struggles related to the COVID-19 shutdowns. One of these programs is the little-known Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which was created in November 2021 as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Given a recent report that funding for the ACP will run out within the next 18 months, lawmakers must decide quickly whether the program is proven to be effective or a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Published in its entirety in The Hill.