Apr 20, 2023
Maine Connectivity Authority Launches Statewide Initiative To Help Lower-Income Households Afford Reliable Internet
The Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) announced a statewide initiative called ACP4ME to increase awareness of and enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal program to help lower-income households pay for high-speed internet. In Maine, 238,710 households are eligible for the ACP, yet only about 76,718 (32% of those eligible) have enrolled. Funding for the ACP is limited, so to receive the most benefit and signal the importance of the program, the Maine Connectivity Authority urges Mainers to enroll. MCA is working with EducationSuperHighway, a national non-profit working to close the broadband affordability gap, and has launched a pre-enrollment tool and ACP4ME resources to help Maine households prepare and succeed with enrollment: GetACP.org/Maine.